12 Popular Christmas Plants

Plants such as holly, ivy, and mistletoe had been used in celebrations long before the advent of Christianity and the Christmas celebrations we know today. Evergreens were used to ward off evil spirits and celebrate new growth during the Winter Solstice Festival as early as ancient times. As Christian traditions became prevalent in western Europe, … Continue reading 12 Popular Christmas Plants

Christmas Rose

COMMON NAME:  Christmas Rose GENUS:  Helleborus Species, Hybrids, Cultivars: H. niger "Angustifolius"-small flowering, pure white form. H.n. "Praecox"-blooms September-February. H.n. "Major," H.n. "Multiflorus"-smaller flowers. FAMILY:  Ranunculaceae BLOOMS: Winter TYPE: Perennial DESCRIPTION: This plant, which grows to a height of 12 to 8 inches, has interesting evergreen leaves that are slightly toothed and divided into seven to … Continue reading Christmas Rose

December Gemstone: Turquoise

Every stone and crystal has different metaphysical properties depending on what book or website you look to—so when I make my bracelet formulations I go through all the books I can find looking for properties that are mentioned multiple times in different cultures. The property that pops up the most is the one I use—and … Continue reading December Gemstone: Turquoise