🌼🌸 FLOWER OF THE DAY ~ Tree Spider Orchid (Dendrobium tetragonum)

Such a wonderful Flower to have around when you are working through challenges and also tasks towards goals.

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As a Flower Oracle, Tree Spider Orchid will be indicating that you are on the right path, that you can surmount any difficulties that you are facing and it will be reminding you to have faith in yourself.

This flower will be warning you to hold back a little for yourself and not share too much with too many.

Dendrobium tetragonum is an epiphyte (a plant that grows on another) and is a native to Australian Queensland and New South Wales coastline. This fascinating plant with spider-like flowers, is very unique as it has a square steam, a rarity in the plant kingdom. They also have a very fresh minty fragrance that I feel embodies the energies of resolve and of capability.
My Australian friends, if you see one in the wild, they are protected so leave them be and if you do obtain some from a licensed source, grow them by tying lightly to a tree or piece of bark (paperbark is probably best) and keep damp.
They will probably not survive frost and need to be watered regularly throughs summer. If you are wanting to obtain and grow these amazing flowers, my advice is to go and find specialist orchid resources and groups and have a chat.
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bunches of blessings,
Cheralyn 🌻

card is from 'Australian Wildflower Reading Cards Oracle Deck', written and illustrated by Cheralyn Darcey in block print and published by Rockpool Publishing


🌹FLOWER OF THE DAY ~ Yellow Rose (Rosa)


All roses offer protection and love.

Roses in yellow hues are the ones to invite into your life if you are wanting to improve friendships; welcome back energies, people and situations into your life; are looking at a new beginning and are very good to give to someone if you are wanting to ask for a second chance or would like to show that you are facing in love with them!
As A Flower Oracle, Yellow Roses will indicate that new friendships are about to be formed and that something positive from your past is about to return. They will warn of melancholy too and be careful to not over romanticise a situation.

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It would take pages to share Rose botanical history with you as they have been on earth for so long. Fossil evidence dating them at least 60 million years ago. In 500BC Chinese philosopher Confucius spoke of them in the Imperial Gardens. The Ancient Romans revered them and flavoured drinks and foods; perfumed themselves with their divine scent and used them in ceremonies, rituals and traditions.

Roses need lots of sunlight, well drained soil that is rich in organic matter and a sheltered position to ensure the best possible conditions for blossoms. Mulch and feed well. Follow guidelines given for your rose type for regular pruning advice and when transplanting but all roses need to be pruned back fairly hard (branches to no more than about 10 to 5cm). This will stimulate the roots.

bunches of blessings,
Cheralyn 🌻

card from 'Flower Petals, blossoming guidance from the garden' a Language of Flowers Affirmation Deck of 40 cards written and illustrated by Cheralyn Darcey and published by Rockpool Publishing


🌼🌷🌳 Florasphere Gardening Book of the Month Review ~ Urban Flowers by Carolyn Dunster

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🌼🌷🌳My Reviews are just my way of sharing this I love connected with with my passion for Flowers, Gardening & Creativity.
They are not critical reviews, just a friend sharing something with other friends that she found helpful, inspiring or fun. I'm going to share a favourite book each month and this one is real treasure!




🌻🌳🌜Florasphere Moon Gardening Guide for next week 🌛🌶🌷

Getting ready for the weekend!
🌻🌹Happy Gardening🍆🍓
It has been very hot here in Australia so mind the notes to limit watering. Usually this would mean it is not a great time to water as problems associated with it could be more prevalent (pests, rotting, water-logging). This could still be the case so use common sense and be careful not to overwater.

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🌼🍄FLOWER OF THE DAY 🌹🌻 Sweet Peas (Lathyrus odoratus)



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They connect strongly to the Faery Realm and they are also indicators of strong female power and they tell of an opportunity to settle down if you have had issues with finding what you would think of as 'home' or people you feel are family, true friends or those you would like to work with.
Sweet Peas are all about finding your true place in the world. When Sweet Pea blossoms in a place, we can feel at home. If someone gives you Sweet Peas, it means they think of you as family. As a Flower Oracle they will indicate harmony, good luck, protection and gratitude but they will also indicate that you may need to take responsibility for something you have done (make things right) or that more is expected of you.
Sweet Pea are summer blooming native of the Mediterranean and are thought to have originated in Sicily. Sow in Autumn (Fall) after soaking in warm water overnight. You will need to provide a trellis or support of some sort for them to grow on as they are a climber.
There is a lovely tradition in Australia of planting our Sweet Peas on St Patricks Day in temperate to warmer areas. In cooler climates, you may need to wait until Spring.
bunches of love,
Cheralyn 🌸
 
card from 'Flower Reading Cards' Oracle Deck, (the flowers of sacred places around the world) written & illustrated in Block print by Cheralyn Darcey and published by Rockpool Publishing

 

Sweet Peas are pictured on this card at the Temple of Hera in The Valley of Temples, Selinunte, Sicily

🌸 FLOWER OF THE DAY ~ Violet (Viola sororia)

It is a concept we know but one we often do not adhere to. We often really do have the answers already and know the truth of situations fully. There are many different kinds of violets but all have similar themes in their meanings of faithfulness, thoughts and truth.
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Violet will help you stay true to something you believe in. They will assist you in finding something deep within you that you wish to explore, especially when connected to life goals, purpose and passions.
As a Flower Oracle, Violets will be indicating that you need stay on track with your values and to perhaps stop looking outside for answers.
Cupid loved violets (which were originally all white) and the Goddess Venus, in a fit of anger turned them blue after he told her they were even more beautiful than her, so they wouldn’t be so lovely. Zeus had a mistress named Io and so he could hide her from his wife, he turned her into a cow and created violets for her to eat as they are so lovely.
An old Greek belief is that it is an indication that the deceased had settled into paradise if violet, marjoram or rose grow particularly well on their grave.
During the First World War, 2nd July was proclaimed as ‘Violet Day’ in Australia and small posies and badges were sold to raise funds to assist the families of the fallen and those who returned. This tradition continued until 1928.
They were favourite of the Empress Josephine and Napoleon had them planted on her grave. Violets were adopted as the symbol of the Imperial Napoleonic Party and when Napoleon was sent into exile he famously said he was return with the violets of spring. He was toasted by his supporters in secret as ‘Caporal Violette’ On his death, a locket was found containing a lock of Josephine's hair and pressed violets.
Most types originate from the Northern Hemisphere but there are species found in Australia, the Pacific and even South America. Violets prefer cool to warm climates, and wilt a bit in mid-summer heat. They are fairly tolerant to a variety of soils but do enjoy a good feed so use a general purpose fertilizer when planting them, then once a month after that.
Soil should be moist, but not wet. Water them during dry periods, once or twice per week.
Remove spent blooms to extend the blooming period.

bunches of love,
Cheralyn 🌸

card from 'Flower Petals, blossoming guidance from the garden' affirmation deck, written & illustrated by Cheralyn Darcey and published by Rockpool Publishing

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🌻 FLOWER OF THE DAY ~ Orange Banksia ( Banksia ashbyi)

This flower is one of the joyful bunch who impart enthusiasm and motivation wherever they find themselves! If you are feeling blocked, unable to move forward or just feeling *meh*, this Orange Banksia is the plant for you!

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As a Flower Oracle, this flower is whispering to you, hang on no! This flower is jumping up and down and saying loudly "Do what you love!" An indication to return to your original plans, motivations and goals is also being shared with you.
Be very careful of cynical thoughts you may have or the cynical words of others, block them out. There is nothing of value right now in them.

Orange Banksia is an Australian Wildflower and grows as a small tree or large shrug but can attain 8 metres in height. The vibrant orange flowers bloom right near the end of Winter, sharing that extra bit of energy to awaken us to the movements of Spring.

bunches of love,
Cheralyn 🌻
this card is from 'Australian Wildflower Reading Cards Oracle Deck, written and illustrated (in block print) by Cheralyn Darcey and published by Rockpool Publishing


🌻Florasphere Creative ~ art to borrow ~ Red Roses 🌹

A gorgeous collection of inspirational Red Roses to use in your collage and mixed media artworks, card making, jewellery or whatever your heart desires. 
To use, click on the image to be taken to a high resolution downloadable A4 sheet. 
I would love to see what you create! 
You can post your Red Rose Creativity at my Facebook page or share here. 

bunches of happiness, 
Cheralyn 🌹

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🌹🌼 FLOWER OF THE DAY ~ Evening Star (Mentzelia lindleyi)

Intimacy is knowing and feeling the very heart of something completely. Evening Star is especially helpful for those who want to find their personal passion in life or are feeling somehow distanced from it. This flower will also assist those who seem a little too concerned with the opinions or the validation of others.

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As a Flower Oracle, Evening Star will indicate a deepening of feelings in romantic relationships and perhaps new energy that stirs your soul into action entering into your life in the way of a purpose, a cause or an interest.
Be careful that you are not losing yourself in a relationship at the moment (romantic, friendship or business). There is a risk of you giving too much and becoming far too dependent.
Evening Star is a Noth America native plant that is usually found in Arizona and California. It is picture with the Hummingbird Moth (Hyles lineata), one of its pollinators, so named due to its hovering behaviour.
bunches of blessings,
Cheralyn 🌼

card from 'Flowers of the Night Oracle' written and illustrated in block print by Cheralyn Darcey and published by Rockpool Publishing