Merry Meet friends! Hope this writing finds all of you doing well. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere..I’m guessing you’ve been enjoying Summer-like weather now! I know we have here in Ohio. It’s been quite warm, we’ve had adequate rain, and the Garden Centers are booming with busy gardeners grabbing up flowers, shrubs, herbs and veggie plants. I have made several trips there myself 🙂
This is only the 2nd Summer now in our new home and we are still planning garden beds and fine tuning what we did last year. We lost some plants from the extreme Winter we had so we had to dig up some dead plants and decide what to do with the space. I’m thrilled with what we’ve done. I did most of the bed design and planting..while hubby helped me with the bigger pots and the I helped him with the mulching.
I have more I want to do yet…another bed would be great….but until I can talk hubby into it LOL….we will be planting some flowering trees like Pear and Lilac, installing a trellis or two against our fence and planting climbing flowers and putting in a big Maple tree in the backyard. Here’s just a few pics of what we’ve done….they are newly planted but growing fast and I’m very happy with the results. I kept in mind planting for drawing bees, birds and butterflies. So far…it’s working 🙂
As a Witch…..I have added Magick in many ways. As I plant….I put my intentions and energy into each plant to grow strong and healthy..infuse it with Magick! I draw runes and pentacles in the dirt, or even right on the wood of the raised bed of herbs. I plant crystals in the soil, water with collected Moon Water and ask Goddess to bring Her energy and power to my home and gardens. For me, working in soil…handling living plants, nurturing them, and watching them bloom and grow…brings me pure Joy, Grounds and Centers me, and allows me to feel one with Mother Earth.
I have many friends who don’t have yards or garden beds because they live in apartments etc. I have friends who say they don’t have a green thumb..have no luck or desire to garden. That’s ok too. Not everybody is into gardening…I’m sure you have some other talent I wish I had 🙂 For those that want to but live in an apartment….it takes a very small space of balcony or patio or patch of dirt to plant a few things to bring you joy. Pots are wonderful for growing flowers, herbs and even some vegetables. The Joy is the same!
This time of year, I get such a thrill out of seeing my friend’s gardens posted on social media. I get such great ideas and inspiration from others. My friend Sunshine has a wonderful little balcony. It’s one of the most magickal little places I’ve seen… with her pots of herbs and flowers and veggies, her Goddess statues and faeries….I get inspiration from her too! Though it’s a small space…it’s pure Magick!
It’s only 18 days until the Summer Solstice. The Solstice is usually when I get to do my first harvest of herbs, and when I re-new my Witch’s Protection Bottles, wards etc around my home and yard. I’ll be back to talk more about that soon. In the meantime…get barefoot, go out under the waxing Moon (Friday the 13th She will be Full!) and just FEEL the warmth of the Earth, and the softness of the grass on your feet. It will fix just about anything that’s ailing you!
Blessings and Love, Autumn