These first two shots are of calendula. This is a plant that comes back year after year. I don't use "tons" of this one so I don't often collect as much as I grow. I let some flowers simply go to seed. Each spring I find it popping up in several places. You'll find many saves that call for this. It's a good skin condition type healer. This one does boost your immune so use with caution if you have anto-immune issues.
This year I didn't have any Mullein growing. It's wild in our woods but I'm not sure if I over picked (which I'm careful to try NOT to do) or if conditions just weren't right? I did have a small pouch of dried I had to use this year in the tinctures I was making. Mullien is excellent for mucus so I put it in my congestion tincture.
We go through so much yarrow that I of course had to restock that tincture. This time of year the flowers are dried up but I did have new green shots to be found.
So with my last of the herbs picked I started my tinctures to re-stock before winter hits!
I've got brewing, sore throat, cough, congestion, yarrow and comfrey tinctures. Just a few weeks and it will be time to drain and bottle my winter supply.