…solanum dulcamara next to our front door…
The blog was very quiet in the last months- i didn’t had enough time to care for my german blogs AND this english blog, too. So i decided to end my blog about the Goddess Hekate. The Hekate blog will stay as a information place about the Goddess but all my new articles will be published on my german witchcraft blog. And threw this i will have more time to care for this blog, too.
In the last weeks i was very busy in my garden. I have planted seeds from moonflowers and other plants that open their blossoms in the night, i have brought out the herbs that stayed inside of my home during the winter months and planted new plants into my garden.
The bitter sweet nightshades (solanum dulcamara) that i had grown from seeds last year, have all survived the winter and now i have plenty of big nightshade plants in my garden. One nighshade plant grows before my frontdoor and looks now like a small bush and not like a herb that climbs normaly.
My mandragora roots got new earth into their pots, i have planted foxglove into my herbal garden, seeds of datura that i have harvested last year and i have orderd a belladonna plant that will get yellow fruits. i have also orderd different kinds of jasmine plants, clary sage and elder with black leaves. my angels trumpet gets the first leaves now and in my herbal garden the different mints have grown big again, and the lemon balm, catnip, wolfsbane and other herbs, too.
But many of my herbs didn’t survived the winter- all my lemon geraniums died, my lemon eucalyptus died, my and the lemon verbena, too.
My patchouli plants got ill in the last weeks but now they are reovering since they are outside, again.
I have made the first rites in my garden, but the nights are still cold and often wet. All around me the lilac is blooming and on my Hekate shrine i have lots of lilac flowers as offering to the Goddess.