The Daily Cuppa
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The Daily Cuppa

Photo by Katie Michaelson

Peeking from her home between a grapevine and False Indigo is the bold and lovely Echinacea Angustifolia. She looks very much like her cousins but her leaves are narrow. It's difficult to know which plant you have at different stages, by the blooms.

Beside her, is Echinacea Purpurea in an early stage of flower. At this point, I pick blooms and make a hot infusion. I also dry some of the blooms for use later in the year. I’ve made infusions from the mature flowers, but the less mature…

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Katie Michaelson

I’m a retired therapist who specialised in parenting. I write on the edge of verse and prose about plants and people and simple things.