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Oct 24
Hello! I hope this finds you happy and well and that you have spent at least some time with a plant, in the garden and maybe even getting your hands dirty. Personal Things... I honestly haven't had the time to...
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May 3
Very proud of my son Jared. Love that he hasn't found anything too 'sharky' of late!
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A Plant Print a Day ~ Sturt's Desert Pea (Swainsoma formosa) to paint, colour or create with

A little isolation helping hand ~
Day Three of printing up my old blocks and putting their images up for you to paint or colour with pencils and other mediums. Love to see what you create, tag me on social media with hashtags: #aplantprintaday or #cheralyn and I'll find you!
Sturt's Desert Pea Cheralyn Darcey
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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.

Plant & Flower Meanings ~ 
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.

bunches of love, 
Cheralyn 🌻


bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

A Plant Print a Day ~ Pyramidal Orchid Block Print to Colour


Pyramidal Orchid
(Anacamptis pyramidalis
)

A little isolation helping hand ~
Day Two of printing up my old blocks and putting their images up for you to paint or colour with pencils and other mediums. Love to see what you create, tag me on social media with hashtags: #aplantprintaday or #cheralyn and I'll find you!

Pyramidal orchid insta

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The Language of Plants & Flowers Meanings

The coming together of forces and people to take on challenges, build legacies and work together for the greater good. Warrior spirit energy especially connected with leading groups for a higher purpose. You may find an important choice is coming so fight for what you want and believe in and if you are seeking affirmation at present then be assured, you now have it.
Sacrifice of smaller things needs to be undertaken in order to attain larger goals.
The challenges of Pyramidal Orchid are failure to do your part and not working well with others in your current situation. Timidness and fear which polarises and prevents action and failing to work through issues due to avoidance of confrontation. Be careful of any conspiracy, especially one you are drawn into.  



Botanical Profile
The hermaphrodic flowers which vary from pink to purple and very occasionally white are arranged on the unbranched stem in a pyramidal shape which gives this plant it’s name. Reaching a height of between 10 and 25cm, it’s basal are a fresh spring green and grow up to 25cm long. This orchid is native to southwestern Eurasia and is very common on the Isle of Wight and throughout South England.

Gardening Tips
skill level:moderate
Plant out tubers in either chalk, loam or sand based fertile soil and in a semi-shade position. This perennial flowers in mid-summer and although you can let the solid dry out a little it does prefer to be kept moist.


Place
Stonehenge, England
Located in Wiltshire, near the towns of Amesbury and Salisbury, this most well-known of all standing stone circles, is thought to have been constructed from anywhere between 3,000 and 2,000 BC. It sits within earthworks, known as barrows in England, which are artificial changes created by humans to land levels. This is achieved usually by the placement of soil and sculpted rocks. Stonehenge has undergone many construction phases in it’s ancient past and has evolved in appearance and possibly meaning and usage throughout time.

bunches of love, 
Cheralyn 🌻

bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

A Plant Print a Day ~ Gardenia Block Print to Colour

A little isolation helping hand ~

I'm hand printing up my old blocks and putting their images up for you to paint or colour with pencils and other mediums. Love to see what you create, tag me on social media with hashtags: #aplantprintaday or #cheralyn and I'll find you!

Gardenia Print Cheralyn Darcey
Gardenia plant and its flowers will heighten awareness; bring messages to you; assist and support spiritual growth; will help if you are setting boundaries and wanting to disconnect from certain energies and if you are feeling they are calling to you will be sending you affirmation. 

bunches of love, 
Cheralyn 🌻

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Learn Green Witch Gardening Online with Cheralyn Darcey

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Learn Green Witch Gardening and how to Create a Home Apothecary​ Online 
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Garden Design with Magick
​You will learn how to plan and design a beautiful garden space (indoors or out) while learning magical correspondences that will empower, protect and boost the energies you will be working with.
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​Plant, Grow, Nurture
Lessons to help you start, renovate and get your garden growing with plants you can use for healing, magick and culinary purposes, all grown naturally by you. 
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Create A Home Apothecary
Learn how to best gather and preserve your harvest and where to obtain additional items to create your personal at home Magickal Apothecary.
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bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

Paris Museums make 100,000 images available online

Paris Museums Put 100,000 Images Online
for Unrestricted Public Use. 
Here: http://parismuseescollections.paris.fr/fr

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detail 'The Wise Virgins: Second Wise Virgin (Bartsch 78)'
Schongauer, Martin (1450 -1491) engraving


“Making this data available guarantees that our digital files can be freely accessed and reused by anyone or everyone, without any technical, legal or financial restraints, whether for commercial use or not,” press release Paris Musées.

Paris Musées includes fourteen municipal museums of Paris, including the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Petit Palais, and the Catacombs. Users can download a file that contains a high definition (300 DPI) image, a document with details about the selected work, and a guide of best practices for using and crediting the sources of the image.

I'm about to go plant hunting through the archives myself. Let me know if you find anything amazing!

Have fun! 
Bunches of Love
Cheralyn 🌻

bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

After the Fires and Heat

I'm back, back online, here and catching up. 🌻
Beetroot

I was just about to press 'post' and a sound I have not heard for months broke through the cries of the baby Butcher Birds and twittering Swallows... rain.
Soft but building and hopeful. It has not rained here for months.
Tiny tiny steps in my garden, rebuilding. 🐝🌸🌳

bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻

The Language of Sunflowers

My first Sunflower of the season!
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Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) will assist you in finding happiness and focusing on it. Sunflower will also support those who require additional strength and resolution at the moment. Self-esteem boost.

Language of Flowers Oracle:
A turn in fortune is indicated and a chance to mend matters of the heart as well. Friends could be very helpful and projects which require groups who are in some way connected through friendship or a mutual passion for the subject are also indicated.
Masculine and patriarchal connections are very strong when any Sunflower is showing it's energies to you.

Flower Lore:
Many myths, legends and stories (early references outside of the Americas) which speak of the sunflower are actually speaking of other flowers (such as marigold) which are also Heliotropic (follow the sun) although, Helianthus annuus is not truly Heliotropic. Young plants do follow the sun in their development but once the flower blooms, you will find they forever face the rising sun direction.
The Incas worshiped the Sunflower and it is believed this is because they found magick in it's geometry. Indications of sunflower are found in abundance in their temples and spiritual artworks.
It is said that if you wish to find the truth in a situation, you can sleep with a fresh sunflower under your pillow or bed and it will come to you.
Pick a sunflower right at sunset and make a wish to have out granted before the sun goes down the following day.

Gardening Notes:
Depicted in this card is a Wild Sunflower which is distinguished from it's domesticated sibling by it's branched stem and multiple flower heads. If you do obtain seeds from a Wild Sunflower, growing notes are the same.Although they will grow in part shade you really will do best planting them out in a full sun position with a loamy soil.
Plant your seeds after the danger of frost has passed in early Spring. I plant every 4 weeks a few times over so I have a summer full of sunflowers. Feed every few weeks.

bunches of love,
Cheralyn🌻 xx

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Are you Listening to the Language of Plants or just tapping into what you can gain?

The Botanical Spirit works without us and apart from us.
Tree way

It will not die because of us as it is a universal energy and we are only a small event, a bud of possibility, upon the vines and tendrils that it sends out across time, space and dimensions. We really know nothing of the plans of plants.
Our actions can certainly harm it but it will simply cut us off and guide us to land that hibernates our energy.
The Botanical Spirit responds to us because we are that bud of possibility and if we are aligned and work with it? We may be the leaf, the branch, the root, the flower or the bulb that carries forward and works in harmony with this energy.
Droughts come and fires alight because they must as there is no regeneration and chance for evolution without. Plants need water, air, earth and fire.
Unwanted drying of earth and flames lit without consciousness, through the hand of the people occur because they are not aligned with Plant Energy but there is no botanical plant jury handing out punishment over the supposed morals and personal actions of people.
Plants care about themselves and they have work to do that we are only just awakening to. We are lucky enough to live within the branches of these energies and to listen and learn from their language of botanical energy. You are a part of it but don’t mistake what this energy is saying.
Are you really listening to plants?

May nature bless you and may you always be a blessing to nature.
🐝 Cheralyn

bunches of love, Cheralyn 🌻