Jan 9, 2016

Rosemary & the New Moon...

 I thought about what would be my first post of the New Year...I can't think of anything better than plants so I chose the Rosemary....& on the first New Moon of the year....Even better is the fact that the Rosemary plant is associated with the New Moon... 
Yay!!! a Rosemary plant is actually surviving in my home... I have had four other plants & they grew beautifully outside...until I brought them in for the winter...then BAM! dried up & dead... So I did some research this time.....I knew the roots need to stay dry during the winter but watering it was tricky......what I didn't realize was the water is taken in through the leaves... so this presented a much better watering system....

I came across a post & I can't find it now but the writer had the same problem...then she discovered this.... raise the plant up on a bed of stones &  keep it filled with water....the leaves absorb the water below....It works amazing!! I do spray it & give it a drink of water once a week but that's it...Its not the prettiest looking pot right now as you can see but I wanted to see if it survived first...two months later not only has it survived but its growing...about 4 inches now... so I am on the hunt for a new pot to put it in.... I also added a snowy quartz to the pot just to add a little crystal energy...
Rosemary has many magical properties as well....it is called the Dew of the Sea & Elf Leaf...it is associated with New Moon rituals & meditation...so hold a sprig while you meditate....It was one of the oldest of incense....burn with sage to help purify the air, drive away negative energy & illness... putting a sprig under your pillow encourages good dreams & keeps nightmares away... It is used with Holly & Mistletoe for Yule... the fragrance of Rosemary is said to help memory.... & of course it's a great culinary herb...
but the one I found the most interesting was an old saying....
Where Rosemary flourishes, the Woman rules" 
....I think I'll post it on the frig & see how long it takes the Hubby to notice... "wink"
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