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🌸 Flower of the Day ~ Jasmine (Jasminum spp.)

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Jasmine (Jasminum spp.) will assist you in succeeding. Perhaps one of the best flowers in fact to align with if you are finding sticking with goals, promises, commitments or staying on course at all challenging. Very supportive of those who feel they have lost hope with something. Jasmine naturally attracts financial gain as well so is really good to have around if you need a boost. The flower is a powerful aphrodisiac and assists to attract love.


How Do you Find the Best Plants and Flowers for Your Office?

Plants and flowers should always be included in workspace environments as they bring what is our natural human daylight living state, the outdoors, to us. Although many of our homes may do so, the vast majority of office spaces, if they feature windows at all, usually have views of other offices.
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When we are in the presence of plants and flowers, we are calmed, settled and more focused while inside during the day. Flowers bring an emotional change for the better in us. They are the reproductive parts of the plant and so their job is to be attractive to pollinators and they do this by usually being beautiful, colourful and fragrant, all elements that coincidentally make us humans feel wonderful too! Plants are known to improve the air quality, and this can be of great benefit to human health. They do this by absorbing many different types of toxins, volatile gases and even germs through their leaves and roots.

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WHICH PLANTS AND FLOWERS? 
To select the best plants and cut flowers for the office, always start with the most suitable plants and flowers for use indoors and particularly in office environments. Have a chat with your local garden centre and florist but to start here are some good allrounders:
Plants
Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)
Devils Ivy (Epipremnum aureum)
Violet (Viola spp.)
Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum)

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum spp.)
Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
Orchid (Orchidaceae spp.)
Pansy (Viola tricolor var. hortensis)
Arrowheadmy current Arrowhead crop ready for potting up

Cut Flowers

Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) 
Protea (Protea spp.)
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
Lobester or Crab Claws (Heliconia spp.)

Orchid (Orchidaceae spp.)
Most Australian Natives
Australia Native Greenery
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card: The Language of Flowers, Cheralyn Darcey, Rockpool Publishing


PLANT AND FLOWER CARE
Always keep your office plants and cut flowers away from air-conditioning outlets and drafts. Very few plants will survive the drying effects of constant artificial wind. Never place either right next to windows that face full sun for any part of the day as this can lead to burning of the leaves. Ensure that plants and cut flowers are situated away from electrical outlets and you have assessed the possible angles they may fall if bumped. You don’t want water or plant material on or near electrical and computer equipment or your work items. In saying all this, most plants suitable for indoors will enjoy filtered light and you will want them where you can see them of course. The same goes for cut flowers.
Cast iron plant webcardThough not always necessary,
I've taken my Cast Iron Plant outside to enjoy a little fresh air this week. 


To offer the best care to your office plants, keep any information that came with them and refer to it and also look up care tips for individual types. Not all plants need the same amount of light, water, grooming and repotting. Generally, soil needs to be slightly damp and saucers should not usually not be full. Make sure you repot as the plant grows out of its home. Cut flowers do better when all foliage is kept out of the water and the water is changed every second day. Trim away flowers and foliage as they die.

Most cut flowers love a good feed and a home made one:
4 cups of water, 1 teaspoon bleach, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and 1 tablespoon sugar.

The Language of Plants and Flowers for the Office
Why not include plants and flowers that hold traditional meansing to impart even more joy, energy and good vibes to your office space. The following are traditional meanings of a few office-friendly plants and cut flowers.

PLANTS FOR THE OFFICE
Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum)  youth, beginnings, inspiration
Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior) longevity, pride, self-respect
Devils Ivy (Epipremnum aureum) prosperity, protection, boundaries
Pansy (Viola tricolor var. hortensis) remembrance, immunity, loving thoughts
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum spp.) calm, communication, peace
Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica) happiness, cleansing, truth
Begonia (Begonia spp.)transition, creativity, removal of negativity
Croton (Codiaeum variegatum) education, development, transformation
Madagascar Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginate) legacy, tenacity, endurance
Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina) wisdom, progression, attainment
Violet (Viola spp.) faithfulness, modesty, subconscious
IMG_0060a new collection of plants I've found this week,
some destined for an office home

CUT FLOWERS FOR THE OFFICE
Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) self-acceptance, inner beauty, excellence,
King Protea (Protea cynaroides)  creativity, courage, illumination
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) get well, strength, happiness
Orchid (Orchidaceae) uniqueness, refinement, grace
Heliconia (Heliconia spp.) pride, ideas, attention
Waratah(Telopea speciosissima) survival, courage, passion
Flannel Flower(Actinotus helianthi) calm, healing, trust
Grevillea (Grevillea spp.) creativity, solutions, work
Banksia (Banksia spp.) life, enthusiasm, interest

7B294738-52B6-4DA9-87CD-484B98E4D185an office floristry design I helped create recently 

bunches of love, 

🌿 Cheralyn 🌻

PS: you can find lots of flower and plant meanings in 'Flowerpaedia' Cheralyn Darcey, Rockpool Publishing 


🌼 Flowers to Increase your Intuition & Psychic Abilitities

So many of you are loving my articles on 'Flowers for Protection' ,  'Flowers for Love' and  'The Language of Black Flowers'  that I thought I would continue with this series and today share with you Flowers that can help invite energies into your life and spaces that will bring clarity and a boost to your intuition and psychic skills. 

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Water Lily (Nymphaea spp.) 
Probably one of the most powerful Flowers that provide pathways to all forms of enlightenment and higher learning. This Flower will connect what is here, below and above and so can help strengthen your intuition and psychic abilities in all realms. Will surround all those working within its space with protection and also bring deep unity to those working together in groups. Can be burnt as an incense, used in mists as a flower essence and other botanicals. A bowl of water with a Water Lily floating upon it is a wonderful and powerful divination scurrying tool and energy supporter. 
Water lily
J. Zorn, D.L. Oskamp, Afbeeldingen der artseny-gewassen met derzelver Nederduitsche en Latynsche beschryvingen, vol. 1: t. 26 (1796)


Violet (Viola odorata)
This Flower favourite to many is a little intuition powerhouse and it will shield you and your work from interference. I've often added a few dried petals to my locket for just this reason. If you are undertaking training, lessons or self-study in psychic development, violet is an excellent supporter for you in all its forms. 
Violet
Viola odorata L.C.A.M. Lindman, Bilder ur Nordens Flora, vol. 2: t. 224 (1922-1926)


Queen of the Night (Selenicereus grandiflorus)
This Flower of the night will naturally help those of you working with dream interpretation, dream magick and wanting to improve your intuitive dreams. It will help with general intuition development as well. An image of Queen of the Night/misting with its essence, is the perfect bedroom addition for those working in this realm. 
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card: 'Flowers of the Night Oracle', written & illustrated by Cheralyn in block print and published by Rockpool Publishing and available worldwide  at all good book and gift stores. Stockists and wholesale enquires: Rockpool Publishing,  Simon & Schuster Publishing and Red Wheel Weiser



Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia candida)
A deepening of intuition and can help explore the shadow side of situations if desired. This flower will bring very powerful psychic growth and regeneration of powers thought lost. You can also connect with Angel's Trumpet to remove negative energies and entities. 
*poisonous, see notes below
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card: 'Flowers of the Night Oracle', written & illustrated by Cheralyn in block print and published by Rockpool Publishing and available worldwide  at all good book and gift stores. Stockists and wholesale enquires: Rockpool Publishing,  Simon & Schuster Publishing and Red Wheel Weiser


Speedwell (Veronica officinalis)
The gift that lovely Speedwell will bestow is that of  providing space for you to thrive and grow strong in your intuition. It can also help heal past issues you may of faced or be facing in this field and bring greater clarity when required. I love the way Speedwell can settle down situations that are very volatile or complicated. 
Speedwell
O.W. Thomé, Flora von Deutschland Österreich und der Schweiz, Tafeln, vol. 4: t. 502, fig. A (1885)


Tree Spider Orchid (Dendrobium tetragonum)
If you are having doubts in your abilities, then Tree Spider Orchid is the Flower you need to spend time with. This delightful blossom with strengthen resolve and help you believe in yourself. While is a good intuition builder, this orchid will also assist when secrets are being explored. 
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card: 'Australian Wildflower Reading Cards', written & illustrated by Cheralyn in block print and published by Rockpool Publishing and available worldwide  at all good book and gift stores. Stockists and wholesale enquires: Rockpool Publishing,  Simon & Schuster Publishing and Red Wheel Weiser


Centaury (Centaurium erythraea)
To strengthen intuition and psychic powers, connect with wonderful Centaury. This Flower will also bring good luck, offer general protection and is a toxic energy banisher (handy!) as well as an evil banisher. 
Centaurium
M.B. Valentini, Viridarium reformatorum, vol. 1: p. 45 (1719)


Himalayan Blue Poppy(Meconopsis grandis)
This elusive Flower will assist you in uncovering and developing your personal psychic skills. As it is so hard to grow outside of its natural environment, dried botanicals and flower essences along with images are going to be most helpful. Himalayan Blue Poppy will awaken any dormant abilities, shine a bright light on possibilities for you and provide intuitive clarity. Another Flower that assists those involved with dream work. 
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card: 'Flower Reading Cards', written & illustrated by Cheralyn in block print and published by Rockpool Publishing and available worldwide  at all good book and gift stores. Stockists and wholesale enquires: Rockpool Publishing Simon & Schuster Publishing and Red Wheel Weiser


Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
A few dried Red Clover Flowers carried upon your person will provide psychic protection and can be very handy when going into crowded places that you know has a lot of unbalanced energy pinging about. This Flower will increase psychic awareness, help clear negativity and also boost self-awareness which may in turn help with the development of your intuition. 
Red clover
English botany, or coloured figures of British plants, ed. 3 [B] [J.E. Sowerby et al], vol. 3: t. 347 (1864)


Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia spp.)
This earthy Flower will assist you to stay grounded while exploring your intuitive skills while providing pathways to deeper insights. What I particularly like about this flower and plant is that it will provide illumination for personal issues, goals and questions.
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card: 'The Language of Flowers affirmation cards' by Cheralyn and published by Rockpool Publishing and available worldwide  at all good book and gift stores. Stockists and wholesale enquires: Rockpool Publishing Simon & Schuster Publishing and Red Wheel Weiser


bunches of love & blessings, 
Cheralyn 🌻



*those flowers noted as poisonous

All flowers should be used with great care and not consumed or used in preparations unless correctly identified, organic and an allergy test preformed. Those noted as poisonous must only be used in imagery, in correctly created Flower Essences and through inviting them into your space or joining them in theirs, carefully, as fresh flowers or plants. 


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

Orange rose
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


⚘ 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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🌸 Flower of the Day ~ STOCK (Matthiola incana)


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This divine flower will help you slow down and connect more deeply with that which makes you content. Surround yourself with the flower, it’s essence or image to help you complete projects in a more methodical and focused manner and to boost happiness in a space. Give to another to say ‘I have great affection for you’, ‘I like you’.

Bunches of love,
Cheralyn 🌻


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


Flower of the Day ~ Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)

Nasturtium webcards

My divine nasturtiums are flourishing at the moment so they are you Flower of the Day Bring them into your life to help ground and focus and also to help you win challenges and succeed in tests and even disagreements. Nasturtiums will help you return to centre and stay true to your passion, goals and visions. Give to another to day ‘congratulations’, ‘you can do this’ and ‘I’m with you on this’

Bunches of love,
Cheralyn 🌻

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


🌸 Flower of the Day ~ CORNFLOWER (Centaurea cyanus)

Cornflower webcards

The lovely Cornflower can mean 'delicacy' and for this reason it also can help when keeping secrets or when you need to employ a little more diplomacy.
If you are moving into a new home, beginning a new job or working and socialising in new groups, Cornflower brings blessings of good energy and offers protection.

bunches of love,
🌷 Cheralyn xx

#flowerpaedia #cornflower #languageofflowers


🌺 Flower of the Day ~ Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos manglesii)

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Kangaroo Paw is a type of grass and I love growing these in busy family areas of my garden as they promote friendship and harmonious social activity. They are pretty hardy but hate hate wet feet, so well drained soil is a must. Cut them right back after flowering to ensure good growth next season. Kangaroo Paw can be grown in pots and I have tried this myself with great success in various homes, in all sorts of climates.

In the Language of Flowers, nothing says "I'm sorry, please forgive me" like a Kangaroo Paw! As a healer, they provide wonderful support for those who find social activities and interactions difficult and they are really gentle and lovely heart healers for those experiencing hurt they have felt from the actions of others.

bunches of love,
Cheralyn 🌻

car: 'The Australian Wildflower Reading Cards' written & illustrated in block print by Cheralyn and published by Rockpool Publishing