By far, not the most beautiful or fragrant of herbs, but certainly the most magical of all herbs in Europe, the Middle East, and China. Sacred to the Druids, vervain was used for purifying sacred spaces among the groves of oak trees and in spells, potions for divination, crop fertility, and protection from evil spells and lightning. 327 more words
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Good morning, and a Happy September to all !
I trust you’ve had a good summer.
As I was signing off in my previous post, I mentioned the problems I was having with slugs, and I sounded pretty optimistic about the sandpaper I had just fitted around my huacatay seedlings. 75 more words
If you live at high altitudes or have a short summer, this is the plant for you. It has a long history of use in Tibet and mountainous countries throughout Eurasia, especially Scandinavia and Russia, and was known to ancient Greek physicians and Chinese emperors. 2,987 more words