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 … Continue reading Cyclamen

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. … Continue reading The Healing Properties of Aloe Vera

Full Moon in Aquarius

I write this as I sit in the early morning hours when I can enjoy the beauty of Venus Rising ~ one of my favorite morning rituals is to see and feel her beauty as she rises so brightly in the east. I love her as much as the Moon itself….she is one of my … Continue reading Full Moon in Aquarius

Modern Style Lammas

The season of Lammas (also called Lughnasadh) begins on August 1st and continues until the end of September in the Northern Hemisphere (Feb 1st until the end of March in the Southern Hemisphere) marking the cross-quarter or midpoint in the Sun's progress between Midsummer (Summer Solstice) and Mabon (Autumnal Equinox). A TIME OF THANKSGIVING Lammas … Continue reading Modern Style Lammas

In a Vase on Monday – Pink Valerian and Purple Toadflax | The Evergreen Diary

As part of the ‘In a Vase on Monday’ meme hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden  – do go along and have a look at the other vases – my vase this week is made up of thing… Source: In a Vase on Monday – Pink Valerian and Purple Toadflax | The Evergreen Diary

The Rose {June Birth Flower}

COMMON NAME: Rose GENUS: Rosa SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: Types of roses: Old-fashioned-includes the older hybrids. Hybrid tea-large blooms. Floribundas-smaller blossoms borne in clusters. Modern shrub-large flowered. Climbers and ramblers-vigorous climbing habit. Miniature-tiny, with semi-double or double flowers. FAMILY:  Rosaceae BLOOMS: summer TYPE: Perennial DESCRIPTION:  It is difficult to find any flower more beautiful than roses. The grace … Continue reading The Rose {June Birth Flower}

Being True to Yourself

It’s important for all of us that we explore our own truth in more depth and take steps to align with that truth with as much integrity and trust as we can manage. Being True to Yourself On the face of it being true to yourself seems like a simple process, yet in practice, there … Continue reading Being True to Yourself

Crystal Reiki Grid

Reiki Grid is a device which is used to magnify the healing energy. It was made popular by William Lee Rand. The beautiful thing about the grid is that it’s a double whammy where we are using Crystals and Reiki together. Crystals have their own healing properties and when combined with Reiki they work much more beautifully … Continue reading Crystal Reiki Grid

Herbal Remineralizing Toothpaste Recipe

Remineralizing toothpaste recipes are many, but this one uses the superfood spirulina to remineralize teeth. Use as tooth powder or tooth paste. Great for kids. Source: Herbal Remineralizing Toothpaste Recipe

Lungwort

Pulmonaria Officinalis Lungwort is a perennial herb that normally grows up to a height of one feet or 30 cm. The plant bears wide oval shaped leaves at the base, while the upper leaves are relatively smaller marked with the irregular color pattern, especially white spots. The lungwort plants also bear bunches of pink-purple colored … Continue reading Lungwort