Monday, June 07, 2010

Back to a little gardening and magical herbs...

I love gardening, everyone knows that. It has been difficult to not just bend down in the scented gardens pulling weeds, planting new herbs...just quietly working in the sweet shade of day.

However, my Dr. said a little light gardening would be acceptable. I realize it is very minimal, but I understand the consequences should I jump right into the work, so it has become quiet, gentle work for me. Sometimes I just direct others for the work.

I have set up a small potting area for my work! I also thought I would occasional share herbal lore with you. I decided everyone loves lavender in their gardens, so let's start there!

Lavender is a masculine plant ruled by the planet Mercury. The properties of lavender bring love, protection, sleep, chastity, peace and happiness.

It has long been used in love spells and sachets for dressers. During the Renaissance area it was used by women, along with rosemary, to preserve chastity!

So, whatever your wishes, plant lavender in your garden for love, for chastity, for sleep, or just for beauty.