Sunday, February 27, 2011

If you love gardens

and you are in Cornwall.  You must go to St. Just Church.  The grounds for the cemetery are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen.

I could have spent all day in that cemetery. This is what I could manage in the 15 minutes that I had to snap pictures. But as you can see by the amazing flora in the area....the cemetery is stunning.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Red Riding Hood Movie Trailer & Wolfsbane

The Movie I'd like to see. I'm not sure if Red Riding Hood is using Wolfsbane but she might need too!
Wolfsbane(Aconitum) is a poisonous perennial. Wolfsbane comes in: white, yellow, pink, blue and purple. Folklore says Wolfbane can repel Werewolves or can turn you into one. Sacred to the Goddess Hekate and said to be used in flying ointments in the middle ages.
" Widdershins go when the moon doth wane, An' the Werewolf howls by the dread Wolfsbane" from the Wiccan Rede.
"Even those who are pure of heart, and say their prayers at night, can become a wolf, when the Wolfsbane blooms and the Autumn Moon is bright" a poem used in the Werewolf movie for Lon Chaney Jr.
In popular folklore and movies about Werewolves and Witches, Wolfsbane sometimes has a staring role.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wearable Plants

Gone are the days when you have to leave your favorite plant behind while you are away from home.

Colleen Jordan designed this unique item using computer modeling software and a 3D printer to create it. She then paints and finishes each one by hand. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The BEST Garden Catalog

If you're like me, your mailbox has been swamped with garden catalogs of every size, shape, and color.  Most of them are filled with hybridized plants and seeds.  Things that I really wouldn't want in my garden.  But there is one garden catalog that I look forward to receiving.  The plant catalog from Plant Delights Nursery.

I get the catalog as much for the plants as for the cover art!  The Spring 2011 cover is pictured above. (click on the photo to enlarge!)
 The catalog is sent out twice a year and every time there is a new and most whimsical design on the cover. And there is a good deal of humor written into the plant catalog.
I have ordered many plants from this company and I highly recommend them!  Every plant I have received from them has been large and healthy.

You can subscribe to the catalog by visiting their website.  This is what is written above the submission form,  To receive a printed copy of our Sales Catalog and Plant Owner's Manual, simply fill out and submit the form below. If you enjoy the catalog, then feel free to send us either 10 stamps or 1 box of chocolates...we prefer the chocolates!
Trust me! It's well worth the chocolates!