Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Fall , sweets and a spell !




No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face.
~John Donne 



  Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.  ~Stanley Horowitz

this was made with mostly fall leaves


 1st let me say this is just in jest please don't throw stones or think of burning me at the stake !
 With Halloween around the corner the thoughts of Sweets and Spells come to mind! 
What Sweets do you have in the garden ?
I have lots of flavors in my garden ,mints , tomatoes , herbs & vegis to nibble. 
 
The sweetest thing I have right now is my Stevia Plant aka Sugar Leaf !
I found a good link for the Stevia’s Benefits: and Side effects too...
http://stevia-side-effects.org/











I also found this neat tip about harvesting and restarting the plants.
In harsher climates, however, it might be a good idea to take cuttings that will form the basis for the next year’s crop. Cuttings need to be rooted before planting, using either commercial rooting hormones or a natural base made from willow tree tips, pulverized onto a slurry in your blender. After dipping the cuttings in such a preparation, they should be planted in a rooting medium for two to three weeks, giving the new root system a chance to form. They should then be potted — preferably in 4.5-inch pots — and placed in the sunniest and least drafty part of your home until the following spring. 
found http://www.stevia.net/growingstevia.htm


I found this cool link with a spell for your garden but is for May?
 do you know of any Fall Garden spells ?










Gift from a Flower to a Garden

Protect Your Garden Spell
Incense of the day: Evergreen

During the month of May in colonial America, farmers would bless

their land and pray for a good harvest. Revive this tradition by
performing this spell to protect your garden.

On a May eve,

As the Sun forgets the
light of day,
Fill an earthen vessel
made of clay
With soil from your
sacred ground,
Then add a pinch of
cinnamon,
Spicy and brown,
And a bit of clove to
purify.
Let this be witnessed by
Mother Earth and
Father Sky,
Stir it all with a nail
aged with rust,
Blend these elements
until they're reduced
to dust.

Sprinkle this about each

bed and border,
As you announce your
magical order:
No beast nor fowl from
sky or land
Shall bring harm to this
garden,
Which I protect by my
own hand.
To secure your garden's
protection and fate,
Bury the rusty nail near
your garden gate.



Well I guess I am going to go make up a spell of my own . 
Peace and Happy Gardening !