My name is El and I wanted to invite you all to join in a brand new world wide pagan community project.The Merry Meet!www.themerrymeet.comCreated by the Pagan Community, for the Pagan Community.Where pagans, psychics and alternative spiritual types connect from around the globe!Create your profile, make a group and forum for your coven, join other pagans and spiritual folk in intelligent conversation on our forums, share images, music and stories or simply connect with new and old friends.You can even create and promote your events or your pagan related business!The Merry Meet is here to bring together our community with Love, Joy and Wisdom. We're still brand new and slowly ironing out the kinks so please be patient with us!http://www.themerrymeet.com
From 31st December 2009 the government intent to make all vitamins, herbal preparations and supplements available on prescription only, from your GP!!!. Anyone who objects has until 5th September, yes that is FOUR DAYS, to sign the petition which is at http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/VitaminsTell all your friends, swamp the petition site!There are several reasons why this is a bad idea:1. This would effectively kill Herbalism..........which has been effective for thousands of years2. Doctors are not trained to prescribe herbal preparations, it is a separate 3-4 years of training!3. All our health care products would be in the hands of the big pharmaceutical companiesWhat is appalling is the fact that this has been kept so damn quiet by the idiots who call themselves our representatives!! The plants of this planet have aided humankind for thousands of years, and up until the past 60 or so years were in common useage in every household in Britain and are still widely used, even if many people are not aware of them. The majority of pharmaceutical products are simply patented plant derivatives......and there is the crux of the matter. Pharmaceutical companies cannot patent the whole herb...it is a naturally occuring entity....so they aim to get it outlawed!!! Is your GP going to do the extra training..........I doubt it very much.
Hello, I just joined this community and I was wondering does anyone know about wild flowers growing in the woods. I couldn't take a picture because of the fact that it would just be a white and green blur. Here is a drawing that I drew of it. White petals, medium green leaves, grows 3-4 inches off the ground and the bloom is roughly 1 inch around.
bay area carnivorous plant society 2007 summer sale and show.click images for larger views.we got there a half hour before it was closed, all the vendors were gone, all the raffle plants given away.( many picturesCollapse )
Darlingtonia Californica growing on the porch.
Though I'm not technically "pagan," I tend to prefer very earthy, environmentally-friendly ways in my gardening. Over the years my sister and I have both been drawn, often, to various forms of pagan spirituality as well (I really should finish researching our ancestry to figure out why). At any rate, I thought this group might be able to best answer a few gardening questions I have.
Thank you, tremendously and happy gardening.
Hi, I'd love to hear what's in your garden, and look at any garden pics you post. I've got a few pics up at my lj as well as my "planted today" lists.. which if you check out you might notice some of which are daringly late this year, as I didn't start seeds under lights this early spring (I was growing wheat grass for my cats) :D I'm in Massachusetts where the growing season kinda doesn't start until the end of May anyway, lots of short season crops for me, especially this year. How about you? Where do you garden?I've been into permaculture, organic gardening, heirloom seed, biodiversity, herbs, and companion planting for 4 or 5 years now, before that I lived in an apartment with no patio, so my living room had big tables full of herb plants up against every window. Man is it awesome to be able to get to know how to garden on the land! I love it.So, what's in your garden this year, what are your favorites to grow, are you trying any new things this year, what are some of your uses for what you grow? Whatever you want to tell me about is fun.
HERBS & SPICES: HELPFUL HERBSCompanion planting isn't a science. What works for some doesn't work for others, but when it's comes to doing things chemical free I figure it's worth a try, plus the herbs always add a pretty and fragrant addition to the garden.Some herbs are generally good in the vegetable garden including tarragon, marigolds, and calendula. Some seem to do well with certain veggies. This is by no means a complete list, but it will give you some ideas.TOMATOES: basil, chives, garlic chives, nasturtiums, marigolds borage, bee balm and parsley.POTATOES: try horseradish and marigoldsONIONS: Summer savoryCABBAGE: onions, chamomile, chard, chives, garlic chives, dill, nasturtiums, hyssop, oregano, sageBEANS: Summer savory, rosemaryCUCUMBERS: dill, chamomile, nasturtiumROSES: garlic, parsley, garlic chives, fever few, pennyroyalSQUASH/PUMPKIN: Nasturtium, Marigold, Borage, MarjoramFennel has no friends, and should be planted by itself. I usually grow bronze fennel and stick it in a corner. Courtesy of www.oldfashionedliv ing.com
In my wanderings on the net today, I came across a recipe that is purported to be beneficial for plants and trees, as well as keeping any bugs off them. Apparently, you mix five gallons of water with two to four cups of hydrogen peroxide. Presumedly you spray it on the plants, though they weren't too clear on that. They did say to spray it on any trees that weren't doing well however. I've never heard of such a remedy, and I'm a bit leery of it, especially since they seem to contradict themselves by saying "It makes your garden flourish. And bugs and weeds don't like it". "bugs and weeds"?! A weed is merely any plant you don't want, it isn't necessarily a specific class of plants. In fact, I welcome dandelions, and other such plants into my garden, even though they are considered weeds by many people. So, does anyone have any thoughts on this? Has anyone heard of this method, or tried it? Is is as flawed as it sounds, or is it truly effective? (Cross Posted)
( cut to save everyone's friend's list, due to crosspostingCollapse )Crossposted to gardening, herb_gardens, pagan_garden and curious_garden