"In summer moonlight, she was dangerously, inebriatingly magnified."
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
, Gregory Maguire (via quotes-for-reference
These black roses grow naturally in the tiny village of Halfeti, Turkey. The particular soil conditions and pH levels of the groundwater from the river Euphrates causes the roses to fade from deep crimson to black during the summer. (source)
I want acres upon acres of these.
Hell fuckin yeah.
Violets are now blooming and can be found pretty much everywhere, so it’s time to make a nice cup of violet tea :)
Collect leaves and flowers, clean them, then dry them or use them fresh. For one cup of tea, you’ll need 2-3 teaspoons of fresh or 1-2 teaspoons of dried violets. Steep for 5-6 minutes.
Violets are good to treat coughs, sore throat, colds, headache and fever, contain several minerals and vitamins and support the immune system. Also have a lovely sweet fragrance and taste :)
This is what I have been dying to try. I bet Violet tea would be just absolutely scrumptious.