🌺 Flower of the Day ~ Tequila Sunrise Hibiscus

Tequila Sunrise Hibiscus
(Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Tequila Sunrise')

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I found this empowering flower on my morning walk for you all today! This hibiscus will help you achieve goals, open communication channels and release relationship blocks. It is particularly good for those wishing to end one chapter of a situation/their life and begin another.
bunches of love,
Cheralyn 🌻


🌸 ANEMONE - Flower of the Day

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Bring into your life to invite joy, optimism and enthusiasm. Give to another to say “I can not wait to see you”, “I wish you happiness”.
If beautiful and divine Anemone flower is calling to you it means that a change for the better is coming very soon.
Bunches of love,
Cheralyn 🌻
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Card from ‘The Language of Flowers’ by Cheralyn @rockpoolpublishing @weiserbooks


🌹FLOWER OF THE DAY ~ Orange Tea Rose (Rosa spp.)

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Bring this little treasure of joy into your life to share new happiness, a second chance at a bright future and to boost enthusiasm!
Give to another to say, “Congratulations”, “I’m proud of you”

Bunches of love,
Cheralyn xx


🌸 FLOWER OF THE DAY - Madonna Lily (Lilium candidum)

Invite this flower into to your life and share with others to promote healing, support and joy along with the removal of negativity and the relief of trauma.
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Bunches of love,
Cheralyn 🌻

Card: ‘Flower Reading Cards” written and illustrated in block print by Cheralyn @rockpoolpublishing @weiserbooks


🌺 FLOWER OF THE DAY - Peruvian Lily

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Give Peruvian Lily to say “good luck”, “I’m devoted to you” and bring this usual and very pretty flower into your home to bring with it the energies of success, good fortune, friendship and strength. I personally think this is a wonderful flower in office spaces to promote a friendly and happy environment while working towards the common goal of increasing productivity and prosperity.
If this flower seems to pop up for you then it is telling you that better times are coming!
Bunches of love,
Cheralyn 🌻

Card: The Language of Flowers by Cheralyn and published by @rockpoolpublishing and @weiserbooks


🌺 FLOWER OF THE DAY - Chocolate Flower (Berlandiera lyrata)

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This flower will assist balance to be had in any situation. A great plant to focus on to help find guidance, answers and to also ground yourself.
If you feel drawn to this flower - You may need to be a little patient at the moment and be careful if any extreme thinking or actions.
Bunches of love,
Cheralyn 🌻

Card: Flowers of the Night, written and illustrated by Cheralyn in block print @rockpoolpublishing @weiserbooks


around here this week...

👢I thought I was getting THE moon boot off this weekend but it's just not there yet. 
With 11 breaks, it is looking more like 8 weeks of healing but things are going well. 
I'm allowed to be out of the boot a little over the next two weeks yah!! 
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I drew a few flowers on my boot to cheer me up. Sharpies and the black is with a Sharpie Extreme. 
Oh and thats me with one of my eye patch elixers I love making. 
photo of me: Karen Burgess 

🌝 SUPER MOON
On Wednesday evening I went for dinner at The Entrance with friends and the beautiful Super Moon shone down upon us all on our wander home...
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NEW TITLE 🌿🌸
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I can't show you the art I'm working on at the moment as it is still firmly under wraps with my publisher for an upcoming title of mine but here I am working away at the linocuts. There is a very large manuscript that goes with these and I am also working diligently away on that alongside the artworks. 

🌻 FLOWER SPELLS
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There are a lot of lovely messages from people who have found my new books 'The Book of Flower Spells' and 'The Book of Herb Spells' and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to now continue this series with another two books coming out later this year and I'm working on the next two after that! Thank you everyone for connecting with and loving this collection of my plant spells, stories, wisdom and tips. 
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🌸 AROUND THE GARDEN
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Nasturtiums everywhere! 

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The last of my Cosmos. They are a legacy plant that obviously have either been here before me or they have drifted from someplace else. I love the colours and the way they delightfully dance on the late summer breezes. 

🌿 IN THE GARDEN THIS WEEK
This week I am harvesting: baby eggplant, rosemary, thyme, creeping thyme, black chillies, cos lettuce, candy stripe roses, nasturtiums, Tom Thumb tomatoes, chives, radishes, cucumber. 
This week I am planting: nothing the moment but I have begun to propagate a couple of fiddle leaf figs from my ridiculously high tree (mine is about 40 feet high)
This week I am working on: tidying up the vegetable garden as there are a lot of annuals that need attendance, cutting back my kangaroo paw, gladiolus and dahlias. Saying goodbye to the cosmos and zinnias. 


Hope you are having a fabulous week. 
bunches of love, 
Cheralyn 🌻
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⚘ The Language of Black Flowers

Back in 2010, UK Flower breeders Ball Colegrave announced that they had created the first black flower.
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They came pretty close, but a true black colour in a flower is scientifically impossible. What Ball Colegrave flower breeder Jianping Ren had developed was a very dark purple petunia that is still available today and is know as, ‘Black Velvet’. Still very impressive, as up until this time, there was nothing anywhere near this depth of black in any flower, let alone a petunia.


Stuart Lowen, from Ball Colegrave in Banbury said: 'It's completely unique. It's the first black petunia anywhere in the world. It was created by experimenting with existing colours already on the market and breeding them using traditional methods. We don't use any genetic modification at all, just pollination.”

Flower naturally grow in many colours, just not black. The pigments that flowers employ to colour their petals don't produce black. While ‘black-looking’ flowers are found occurring naturally, breeders also select flowers with the highest levels of red and blue pigments and when cross them together. In doing so, they can sometimes create very dark purple petals and leaves.

Flower colour will slightly change or add an additional layer to the meanings and energies of flowers. Black will actually make the meanings far more powerful, stronger and, be careful, even more aggressive. Below are just a few black flowers and their meanings and energies. You can connect with these via the fresh or dried flowers, botanical creations made with them, flower essences and images (photos, artwork, oracle cards) or through meditation and visualisation. 


Black tulip
'Queen of the Night' Tulip (Tulipa spp.)
'I only want you', desire, passion, self-improvement, new goals attained 

Black dahlia
Black Dahlia (Dahlia spp.)
 you can do this, encouragement, dignity, confidence, vitality,
increased inner strength, creative success, standing strong in faith

Bat orchid
Black Bat Orchid (Tacca chantrieri)
fearlessness, awareness, developed intuition, protection


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Black Hellebore
 (Helleborus niger)
mental control,  protection, plant alchemy, banishing, exorcism, increased intelligence


Black arum
Black Arum Lily (Zantedeschia Schwarzwalder)
magnificent beauty, complete rejuvenation, dignity


Black cranse
Black Cranesbill Geranium (Geranium phaeum)
'I want to be with you', silent mind, luxuriant elegance and comfort, fertility, passionate love, virility



Black petunia
Black Petunia (Petunia 'Balpevac') 
'I want to be with you', do not give up, protection, anger, resentment, enthusiasm, clarity, goals


Do you have or know of a black flower that you would like to know more about?
Let me know! 

bunches of love, 
Cheralyn 🌻

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