🌺 Flower of the Day ~ Fairy Fan Flower (Scaevola aemula)

This Australian Native flower will help bring support to those with issues surrounding responsibility.
Give to someone who needs a bit of  support to help strengthen resolve to cope with new challenges. They also say, 'you can do this', 'things will improve', 'I'm here to help'. 

Today I visited Poppy's Home and Garden at Gateshead, NSW with my lovely friend and neighbour, Wendy. I haven't explored everything around my new home and so it is fantastic to have some insider knowledge from a local! I recommend it highly. No ones knows what will grow best in your area and where to find supplies and new flower and plant fiends (additions!) like your gardening neighbours. 
I was thrilled to find a new and beautiful Fairy Fan Flower. This Australian native is becoming popular in gardens and why not? I think it would suit a cottage-style setting beautifully as well as my little 'Fairy Patch'.  Here is my new Flower friend in her new home. 

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Botanical History

Native to coastal pockets on New South Wales and inland and coastal Victoria and South Australia. The tiny flowers have 5 lobes that spread out on only one side of the flower as its name ‘Scaevola’ (meaning left-handed) suggests. ‘Aemula’ means emulating.

The Language of Flowers Oracle 
Improvements in relationships are indicated. Fairy Fan Flowers asks you to take responsibility for your actions. A time for re-evaluation of goals as new responsibilities may be on the horizon for you. Be wary of unhealthy competition.

My new lovely, all happy in my Magickal Garden this morning

Magickal Botanical
Useful in spells and magickal work to move energies into balance in relationships and partnerships that feature one person doing more than their fair. Will assist self-confidence, legal matters, goal setting and changing and stress management.

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from 'The Australian Wildflower Reading Cards',
written & illustrated in block print by Cheralyn Darcey, published by Rockpool Publishing 


Gardening Notes
I absolutely adore this plant. I have it in my garden and have grown it very successfully in pots over the years as well. It flowers mostly in late winter, spring and autumn. The flowers are pale blue to mauve, often displaying a yellow throat. Very hardy, they can be grown in pots as well but love an occasional feed through summer with a native specific fertilizer, very well-draining soil and does best in a sunny spot but will tolerate semi-shade.

bunches of love,
Cheralyn
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bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻
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