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๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ 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 ๐ŸŒป

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


๐ŸŒป 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 ๐ŸŒป
this card is from 'Australian Wildflower Reading Cards Oracle Deck, written and illustrated (in block print) by Cheralyn Darcey and published by Rockpool Publishing


๐ŸŒธ FLOWER OF THE DAY ๐ŸŒธ Mulla Mulla (Ptilotus exaltatus)

This is a lovely healing flower to have around you (in fresh, growing, image or botanical creation form) if you are in the process of recuperation. Mulla Mulla will help soften and calm the healing process and any challenges that are being faced along the way.

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As a Flower Oracle, Mulla Mulla is indicating that a problem is close to being solved and that new solutions may be about to be shown. The challenge you may face is in letting go of something that you feel you still require.

Mull Mulla is an Australian Native plant that is found widely throughout the inland. A winter flowering plant that is completely covered in fine, soft wooly hairs. Blossoms are a soft lilac to pink.

bunches of blessings,
Cheralyn ๐ŸŒธ

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


Florasphere Creative ~ New Beginning Bunting

I love bunting in my home and studio. 
Often, I'll string a line near to the place I'm working in and add all sorts of finds, pieces of ephemera, photos and artworks to inspire me and to add a mood or atmosphere to my space. 

This collection is meant to be starter for you to add your own bits and pieces, finds and treasures to and is perfect for bringing new energy to the New Year and particularly helpful if you are beginning new projects or paths at the moment. I've selected flowers based on their meanings from my Flower Reading Card Oracle Deck. The artwork I created for my deck is painted carved block print and features flowers in Sacred places around the world. 

To use the bunting: 
Click on the image below and that will take you to a full sized image. 
Right click to save to your computer. 
Print out onto paper and then cut alone solid lines. 
Fold over on dotted lines on a piece of string to hang. Add your own treasures too! 
This bunting prints on an A4 piece of paper. You can resize each individual flags if you would like larger bunting. 


You have permission to share this post and the sheet online and in-person but you must not change it and it is for personal, non-commercial use only. 

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Florasphere Creative ~ Waratah Pillow Box


In the Language of Flowers Waratah mean courage, survival and strength. 

A beautiful pillow box to use as gift packaging or for storing something precious, perhaps dried flowers in your drawer? 

 (click on image below to be taken to a full sized high resolution sheet to download) 

Waratah Pillow Box Sheet


Cut along the solid outline and then fold on the dotted lines. Tape the long edges together and fold in the ends. 

image from 'Australian Wildflower Reading Cards' Oracle Deck, written and illustrated in lino print by Cheralyn Darcey and published by Rockpool Publishing. 
This sheet is copyright protected. You may share this post and the sheet without editing online and in person. Completed Pillow Boxes are for personal non-commercial use only. 

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๐ŸŒบ How to Draw a Waratah, a Free Tutorial with Cheralyn

Would you like to start drawing flowers? 

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I've got a bunch of tutorials I'd love to share with you, including this one. 
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bunches of love, 
Cheralyn ๐ŸŒป

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โ€ FlowerScope 28th November ~ 4th December 2016



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Select a flower you feel particularly drawn to find guidance and insight into your week ahead by clicking on the link next to that Flower.
You may wish to select a different Flower each morning or just one for the week.

How does Florasphere FlowerScope Work?
I carefully select the Flowers each Sunday evening which I feel connect with the energies of the coming week using the Language of Flowers.
This is based on Traditional Flower Reading and the energies of Nature.
Your selection will indicate which of these energies particularly relate to you and give you support and assistance in navigating the week ahead.

How Can I Connect with My Flower?
There are many ways to connect with your Flowerscope Flower simply thinking about the flower, meditating on it, drawing it, downloading an image to keep beside you, growing it and creating flower essences and botanical products to use as well. Hold your flower close all week to tap into the Natural Energies and gets of support and insight.


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Waratah button

Kangaroo paw button

Magnolia button

Queen of the night button

Thyme button

bunches of love, 

Cheralyn โ€ xx 


โ This Magickal Gardening Week ~ broccoli, snapping dragons & the celery forest

It's a busy week with my work as I complete illustrations for my fourth Flower deck which will be released early next year and I'm sure being lost each day in the dreamy tones of spring in these delicate watercolours is no coincidence. I have found I work best when what I am creating aligns with the turning seasons, with what is occurring in my garden and environment. The energy, messages and wisdom I am then sharing through my writing and art is pure and clear.



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Today in the garden ~ 

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artwork I'm creating for my fourth flower oracle deck ~ 

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A few Flowers in my garden this week ~ 

Snapdragons!
Antirrhinum
I planted these out last year and it is a joy to see their return. Chattering to each other in a quiet corner of my back garden, they seem to hold court while watching over their soon to arrive flower friends, daisy, jasmine and cornflower. 
The Language of Flowers: truth~telling, grace, secrets, "I long for you" 

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A tiny Snapdragon visitor ~ 

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Bottlebrush 
Callistemon
Oh it is time for cleansing away the sleepiness of winter, of letting go of the dream~state and awakening and so Bottlebrush is making a most welcome appearance not only in my garden but naturally everywhere! 
The Language of Flowers: balance, cleansing, clarity "I understand"

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Pigface
Carpobrotus 
Nothing speaks to me of childhood summers really like these. They grew in abundance in the rockeries of my grandparents home. 
Perfectly strong, yet somehow a little unreal with their bright petals springing forth from leaves which to my eye, never really looked somehow matched to these flowers. 
The Language of Flowers: survival, tenacity, forgiveness "I forgive and let go" 

Pigface
Some interesting Pigface Flower Facts: 
http://www.sgaonline.org.au/pigface-carpobrotus-glaucescens/



Calendula
Calendula officinalis
So blessed with the love of this plant. She is growing so well nestled next to my Wormwood with brilliant orange faces greeting each dawn. 
The Language of Flowers: contentment, cleansing, healing "I am grateful" 

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And so the Veggie Garden
It is time to harvest the last of Winter and so prepare for Summer. Memories of rosy red tomatoes and crisp green lettuce are enticing me to being the preparation of the soil, to rest some areas, to work others so all will be ready. The chill is leaving our mornings and nights and the earth is opening, warming and ready to welcome the plants of the coming seasons. 


Harvest this week: 

Celery
We have been enjoying celery for weeks and weeks but we are heading into a very abundant time and I'm loving adding it to juices and just about everything from frittatas to asian dishes.

Celery

Broccoli 
The time is over for nibbling as we delight in the very last of this year's crop. One of my all time favourite vegetables, I'm personally just about living on it and the taste is amazing. Steamed with a tiny bit of lemon juice ~ YUM! 

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Herbs
Well I'm constantly harvesting herbs, its the best way to ensure they grow but right now I have a really bumper amount of thyme, rosemary, wormwood, vervain, calendula, parsley, rocket and society garlic. 
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may Nature always bless you but more importantly, 
may you always be a blessing to Nature 
bunches of love, 
Cheralynโ


Cheralyn Darcey is a passionate gardener and botanical history author and artist who loves sharing her three plus decades wealth of flowers and plant wisdom, stories and knowledge through her publications, presentations and workshops.

This weekend I will be presenting a workshop at Sydney's wonderful Festival of Dreams at 3:30pm Saturday.
I'll be sharing all things Flowers, Plants and Gardening and how you can find personal healing, guidance and a little magick with Nature ~ 



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FLOWER OF THE DAY โBilly Buttons (Pycnosorus globosus)

โFlower Affirmation ~ I seek peace and understanding. 

Billy buttons new webcards                                                                                                                         permission granted to share this post/image

โ Will Assist You In ~ 
Time of negotiation. It will clear the air and settle emotions so that progress can be made. Supports those involved with any sort of problem solving. Let's new thinking and education be assimilated more easily.

โ The Language of Flowers Oracle ~ 
Stop fighting whatever it is that you are at the moment. Billy Buttons often shows up to say "STOP! This can not go on. Make peace and progress" The flower also can indicate that you are in denial about something or perhaps you may be making a very 'big deal' out of a challenge and exaggerating it's worth or difficulty. You actually do know you can do it and how that will look! This flower also indicates the end of a difficult situation is near.

โ Gardening Notes ~ 
Billy Buttons, a perennial, are also known as Drumsticks in some parts of Australian, a native to this country, they are drumstick shaped flower heads which grow to a height of about 40cm which love locations which are rather swamp~like so prefer a moist yet well drained soil structure in a sunny location.

bunches of blessings,
โ  Cheralyn xx

card from Australian Wildflower Reading Cards
artwork ~  'Billy Buttons', block print and gouache on paper, 2012, Cheralyn Darcey

 


Flower of the Day ~ Sturt's Desert Pea

New webcards sturts desert pea

 
















 

 

Card from Australian Wildflower Reading Cards Oracle '
Sturt's Desert Pea' linocut, gouache on paper Cheralyn Darcey


Will assist you in ~
Overcoming situations in which you feel momentarily powerless by enabling you to accept and move on. Support for those who are taking things too personally. Sturt's Desert Pea gives great perspective in all things and offers emotional healing.

The Language of Flowers Oracle ~
You need to let something go. You may not be able to sustain long term improvement or change so it may be better to count your loses and move on. Be very careful of giving too much of yourself at the moment as you could open yourself up to emotional hurt. You do not know all the facts to a situation.

To give to another ~
"I am sorry for your loss"
"Wishing you well again" (emotional or mental healing)
"I support you"

Gardening Notes ~
You are in for a challenge. I have heard you ""treat them mean to keep them keen" is in order but I like to love my plants so I rather look at this as providing the thought environment which they are used to!
Do not fertile or water too much. Soil should be sandy, open and, well, like the desert! I've grown them once in a pot successfully on a hot window sill. They like it hot and they like it dry. On my list for this Spring in our new home!
Plant in Spring from seeds.

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bunches of love
Cheralyn โ xx