"The garden meets the cards" is more than a musing or mantra for me, it's a reminder of a place where the garden in my mind meets tactile magic: the soil in seeds, the sprouts and blooms sprung up before my fingertips.
Be it arranging bouquets with intention toward the phases of New and Full Moons or plotting out Spring, Summer, or Fall garden varieties, a conscious eye toward botanical meaning is central to the process. Simply put, the heart somehow knows what the soil hopes to grow.
This Full Moon bouquet is one of my favorites from 2017. Reflective of the Pythia Botanica Oracle, it carried blooms of Dahlia (Fate), Protea (Sea Change), Poppy (Sedate) and Queen Anne's Lace (Sanctuary) — botanicals for self-care, transformation and peace.
While I love finding new varieties to tend to, many of the flowers in my garden are regulars that have touched me in some way, and I rejoice in meeting them season after season. The Cup & Saucer Vine is just one example of this, sprouting into my world in 2019 when I needed it the most, teaching me patience and healing during a time otherwise filled with grief. I've continued to grow this bloom since then, and I look forward to tending to its trailing vines all Summer long, complete with the reward of its bell-shaped blooms come Autumn.
This season, some of those include: