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Garden Themes:
When choosing a garden theme, keep in mind the types of plants that grow
well in your climate. You can research on the internet or contact your local
nursery for this information.
The Butterfly Garden:
Suggested plants will nourish these beautiful creatures throughout their metamorphosis
by providing food for the caterpillar, shelter for the cocoon and a proper diet for the
butterfly that emerges. Do not use pesticides on these garden plants. The Butterfly
Garden is a good choice for general protection magick.
A Few Suggested Plants:  Anise, Bee Balm, Borage, Calendula, Dill, Fennel, Garlic Chives,
Goldenrod, Lavender, Milkweed, Mint, Nasturtium, Parsley, Sorrel and Violet. These are just
a few of the butterfly attracting plants.
The Fairy Garden:
Suggested plants attract the fairies, elves and the fey and welcome them into your life
and invites them to take a hand in your magickal work. It is the easiest garden to
maintain. Once plants are in and seeds are planted, no weeding is necessary. This allows
the new residents to take part in the gardening and furbish their new home as they
please. Don't be surprised at plant life that appears here as the fairies have a way of
knowing what you need.
A Few Suggested Plants: Borage, Chamomile, Choral Bells, Foxglove, Hollyhock (a
particular favorite of the fey) Lemon Balm, Maidenhair Fern, Pinks, Rosemary, St.
John's Wort, Sunflower, Sweet Annie, Sweet Basil, Sweet Pea, Thyme, Violet and
Wood Betony.
The Ritual Garden:
Growing plants is a natural grounding force and this garden makes the ideal spot for all your
spellcasting and ritual work. Filled with herbs, it is also magickally convenient. Plant in a
circle and add a tree stump or a large flat rock in the center for an altar. Add a few bee
attracting plants such as bee balm or dill.
A Few Suggested Plants: Apple Mint, Bergamot, Catnip, chamomile, Lavender, Lemon Blam.
Mugwort, Peppermint, Rosemary, Rue, Spearmint, Thyme, Verbena, Wormwood and Yarrow
to name just a few.
The Spell Garden:
The spell garden uses the language of herbs and flowers to let the Universe know that
it is ongoing and infinite.
A Few Plants and their meanings: Azalea - Temperance, Bee Balm - Compassion and
Chamomile - Comfort, help against weariness, Daisy - Innocence, beauty,
Feverfew - Good health, Garlic - Courage, good luck, Hollyhock - Ambition, Ivy -
Friendship, Lemon Balm - Healing, relief, Mint - Warmth of feeling, Nasturtium -
Patriotism, Oregano - Happiness, joy, Peppermint - Cordiality, Rosemary - Devotion,
Salvia - Wisdom, Thyme - Physical strength, Violet - Faithfulness, Wood Sorrel -
Maternal love,
Yarrow - Health, Zinnia - Thoughts of absent friends.
The Meditation Garden:
This is a garden for the person who needs time off, to relax and regroup. Create a
comfortable place to sit then plant the garden around it. You will want to use herbs with a
heady aroma. Their fragrance will help transport you to another plane for personal
transformation, wisdom and relaxation.
A Few Suggested Plants: Bay, Calendula, Chamomile, Comfrey, Flax, Hops, Irises, Lavender,
Lemon Verbena, Mugwort, Nettle, Passion Flower, Pinks, Poppies, Roses, St. John's Wort,
Scented Geraniums, Skullcap, Spearmint, Sunflower, Sweet Peas, Thyme.
The Medicine Wheel Garden:
Designed around the lesson, vision and quest paths of the Native Americans,
this garden is for the person focused on health and healing. First divide your
garden into four sections, representing north, east, south and west and
circled by the moons of the year. Plant it with healing herbs for the physical
body and the mind and spirit.
A Few Suggested Plants: Aloe Vera, baby's breath, Cayenne Pepper,
Chamomile, Echinacea, Horehound, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Mugwort,
Peppermint, Sage, Spearmint, Thyme.
The Moon Garden:
This garden invokes the feminine energy of the Goddess and Moon. Plant it with herbs that
mirror your emotional needs, the transitions in your life and the turning points in your
spirituality. Plant a willow tree in the center or place a Goddess statue or a fountain. Use
the garden to meditate, gain insight and perform Moon rituals. It is also the perfect place
for divination and wish magick.
A Few Suggested Plants: Daisies, Evening Primrose, Forget-me-nots, Horehounds,
Lavender, Lamb's Ears, Moon Flower, Mugwort, Narcissus, Rosemary, Sweet Cicely, Thyme,
Wisteria, Yarrow.
The Sun/Moon Garden:
This is good for working toward perfect balance. It radiates both the
masculine and feminine energies of the Lord and Lady and is harmonious to
all who gather there. A perfect spot for performing magickal efforts that
involve love, friendship, family, home and prosperity. To create a smooth
blend of the male/female energies, plant the Sun/Moon division lines with
A Few Suggested Plants: Black-eyed Susans, Chamomile, Daylilies,
Daffodils, Daisies, Evening Primrose, Foxglove, Horehound, Irises, Lavender,
Lemon Balm, Lemon Thyme, Lemon Verbena, Mugwort, Sunflower and Yarrow.
The Culinary Garden:
Designed to delight the cook, this garden can also double as a magickal one. Culinary herbs
contain potent magick and are effective in the Cosmos as well as the kitchen. Food
presents it's own kind of magick. Use cinnamon to rekindle love, a pinch of sage to impart
wisdom or a bit of spearmint to sooth a raging temper.
A Few Suggested Plants: Basil, Bay, Borage, Chamomile, Chives, Dill, Marjoram, Nasturtium,
Oregano, Parsley, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Sorrel, Spearmint, Tarragon and Thyme.
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Herb Gardening
If you are planning on having a compost pile you need to start early because
it does take several months to cure properly. A three to four foot area
outside is recommended in a discreet area or make an enclosure to keep
the neighbors from complaining.

After you have your area decided on, this is where you start:
Layer one:
Place two to three inches of straw, twigs or sawdust in the compost area.
This creates good drainage, proper aeration and keeps your compost from

Layer two:
Pile three to six inches of grass clippings, dead leaves or kitchen scraps on
top of the drainage material. Eggshells, vegetable and fruit peelings and
cores, used coffee grounds and tea leaves, stale bread and other nonmeat
perishables are good items your compost.

Layer Three:
Add two to three inches of animal manure or commercial fertilizer.

Layer Four:
Add an inch or two of topsoil.

Continue to layer the materials until the pile is about four feet high. In a
dry climate, sprinkle the mixture with water every few days. Turn and mix
the compost after the first three weeks, then once a week thereafter. It
is ready to use when the mixture is brown and crumbles easily.