No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face.
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...
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.
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
Then add a pinch of
Spicy and brown,
And a bit of clove to
Let this be witnessed by
Mother Earth and
Stir it all with a nail
aged with rust,
Blend these elements
until they're reduced
Sprinkle this about each
bed and border,
As you announce your
No beast nor fowl from
sky or land
Shall bring harm to this
Which I protect by my
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 !