Monthly Archives: August 2017

Cyclamen

COMMON NAME:  Cyclamen GENUS:  Cyclamen SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: C. purpurascens-pinks; blooms in fall. C. hederifolium-vigorous, easy to grow. C. coum-cultivated since 1596. FAMILY: Primulaceae BLOOMS: Winter TYPE: Perennial DESCRIPTION: Cyclamen has lovely pink-carmine-magenta nodding flowers, borne singly on stems that, on some species, coil downward. The foliage is also quite attractive, usually a dark, glossy green and sometimes mottled. With

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The Healing Properties of Aloe Vera

Aloe vera shots and facial mists may seem like all the rage these days…though these remedies are much more than another passing trend. The aloe vera plant, also known as “the lily of the desert,” is a succulent. Aloe-based products and the plant itself is used to heal scrapes, cool sunburn, and relieve pain from minor cuts. Its uses go far beyond

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Tarot Heritage: 600 Year Old Tradition

If you feel a special connection to tarot, you share a 600-year tradition with tarot lovers worldwide. Tarot’s history takes us from medieval Italian castles to French secret societies; with side-trips to visit English magicians, California hippies, and contemporary digital artists. Let’s explore the highlights of our shared tarot heritage. The story begins when playing cards migrated down the Silk

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