Spirit Contact/Blessings: lilac, purple heather, mint, Solomon’s Seal
Strength/Willpower: rosemary, St. Johnswort
Wisdom: elder, sage, willow
Here’s a long list of herbal and plant uses from Ann Moura’s Grimoire for the Green Witch. It’s a very useful resource and I highly recommend it. Some of these herbs are common, some of them I’ve never even heard or seen in real life. As a bit of a spiritual bioregionalist myself, I tend to work with herbs and plants that grow native in my landbase (which a few of these do!), but hopefully this very comprehensive list is helpful to some of you out there.
This little specimen bottle is stuffed full of heirloom marigold seeds that you can plant as you go on your daily adventures! These flowers are so easy to grow, and create strikingly large plants FULL of uniquely striped blooms! Plant one in someone’s yard, along the sidewalk in the city, in a friends garden, anywhere that needs a little color and life!… Where it came from will be a mystery, but you will know, and enjoy seeing the beauty you brought to life! You will also be helping pollinating insects, such as bees and butterflies! I grew tons of these in my garden this year, and the pollinators LOVED them! Give someone the gift of a surprise plant! Please do not plant these seeds in the forest, preserve such places for the native wildflowers!
• Note: Please do not plant these seeds in the forest! Preserve such places for native plants! Many forests contain very fragile environments, new plants should not be introduced, as it interferes with the life that depends on these wild locations.
Boss just gave us a gift: FLOWER SEEDS. We got our pick of aster, marigold, or cosmos seeds. I picked cosmos, of course, because they’re so pretty!!
And now I’m all up in Pinterest, trying to figure out how to give them the best chance, as well as which part of the front lawn to rip out to make these cosmos happen. There’s a strip along the driveway that I could easily repurpose…
On a related note, the boss also got some houseplants for the office, and I want to re-pot them. I like plants. :D
This weekend I painted two rooms and my door and planted a dogwood tree. Next, planting pumpkin and marigold seeds as well as these two little phlox plants and a blueberry bush! My little house is looking cuter and cuter!