We have stopped buying flowers and collect and cut our very own from the smallholding garden. The brass container is hiding a glass vase. There are Calendula, Nepeta (Domino won't leave the Cat mint alone)
"Loved by cats hated by rats"
All of them have medicinal qualities: ointment, euphoria stimulant for cats and Valerian is great for calming the nerves and inducing sleep. Have you tried Valerian tea bags? I am getting into herbal teas. Nettle tea is said to be good for arthritis sufferers. All you do is cut some young nettles and infuse them in a cup of boiling water for a few minutes. I added some Lemon Balm leaves to make mine a bit more nicer tasting. You can eat the nettle and balm leaves.
Do you have any herbal tea recipes?