Posts Tagged ‘Flowers’

Garden Update: September Beauty and Bounty

It seemed like Autumn was in the air for awhile, but we’re back in the 80’s. Meanwhile, a mixture of heavy rainstorms and scorching sunshine have the somewhat neglected garden producing well. I’ve harvested several golden beets, plus continued kale and chard. Radicchio has survived multiple groundhog and earwig attacks, and we’ve got some reseeded lettuce and cilantro popping up in the raised beds. It’s officially pesto season, and the zinnias know it’s September:

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Also, we finally have some love-in-a-mist to keep the snapdragons company!

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Moon-like Flowers for the Eclipse

I had to share these white beauties for today’s Full Moon Lunar Eclipse. The first is “Dinner Plate Hibiscus” and the second, a “Casa Blanca Lily.” This Fall, I’ll be planting an ancient “Madonna Lily” to join the Moon ladies in our yard.

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I’ve been taking advantage of this eclipse’s almost exact trine of my natal Mercury. Lots of Lyme book writing! Wishing you and yours the most productive use of today’s energies, however that expresses itself for you.

As Within, So Without: When You and Your Garden Become One

Just noticed this, but it’s always true. Many couples begin to look like each other. Some people and animals take on each others qualities. For me it’s the land. My garden and I are one.

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With what and whom do you surround yourself? What flows to and from you in the ever moving tides of energy and form?

Edible Landscaping Secrets

I get so many questions from people about permaculture, edible landscaping, Robinhood roses, and “permaculture in pots” that I thought I’d list some of the top things I’ve discovered here. This is by no means a comprehensive post — just sharing some of the beauty and a handful of general tips. (If you would like personal assistance with your own situation, this month’s Property Reading Special can include that.)

Combine Flowers with Veggies:

One of the easiest ways to sneak edibles into a “regular” landscape is to intermingle them with flowers. Passersby will notice the blooms but not the edible. This purple iris and columbine camouflage purple and green radicchio. The taller, vibrant plants distract critters from the radicchio, while the lower radicchio covers the soil and keeps it from drying out so fast. The radicchio is so well hidden that I forgot it was even there, until I found it un-nibbled and happy in the slight shade provided by the purple maple and taller flowers:

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Even trickier, you can plant edible flowers like nasturtiums, violets, hibiscus, borage, and roses. Many herbs like sage and lavender flower as part of their life cycle, and squash blossoms are not only beautiful but delicious!

Consider Color:

Many vegetables come in unusual colors beyond what you find in the grocery store. Sources like Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds specialize in rare and colorful varieties of garden classics. Even standards like red chard can play nicely with coordinated snapdragons and pansies like we have approaching our front door:

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Spring Flowers and Quick Reminders

Spring has finally sprung in Kalamazoo! Before I get to the photos from our yard, I have two quick reminders:

  1. Half-hour radio interview at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (same as NYC). You can listen to that broadcast live by clicking here at 1:30 p.m. Topics will likely include common patterns I see in Medical Intuitive sessions, especially with Lyme clients, and I’m not sure what else. Their preliminary questions held lots of potential for interesting discussion, so I’m curious how the interview will unfold.
  2. Just three more days for April 2018 Specials. I will not be renewing these two specials into May, so if you’d like either or both of them, please make sure to sign up on or before April 30th. Details here.

And now for some flower power! Although camera shy, the bees are happy in our yard:

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First Daffodil of the Season

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This early bloomer braved winds, Tuesday’s heavy frost and today’s brisk air. The ground was cold on my bare feet, but it feels good to be alive on this pulsing Earth!

Happy Love Day + Eclipse Energy Info

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Love Day, however you celebrate the force of Love in your life. Below these beauties, you’ll find information on tomorrow’s eclipse. My natal chart features an Aquarius Moon, so I’ve already been feeling this energy. I know some people prefer to ignore the Moon, but given tides and our own water content, I still find it valuable to know what the energies support. Go with the flow and all that. 😉 Please use your own intuition and discernment, and feel the Love …

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The following article comes from Patricia Liles:

The New Moon and partial Solar Eclipse is Thursday, February 15 at 2:05 PM Mountain Standard Time (MST).

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