Poinsettia: History and Tradition of the Christmas Flower

By FloraQueen For some reason, Christmas isn’t always imagined as a time for flowers. Due to the December cold, many flowers don’t bloom outside and we tend to put more focus on winter foliage like pine, mistletoe and holly. However, there’s one big exception when it comes to Christmas flowers in the shape of the … Continue reading Poinsettia: History and Tradition of the Christmas Flower

A bad witch’s blog: Craft: Witchcraft, Wands and Wild Roses by Badwitch

Craft: Witchcraft, Wands and Wild Roses I love wild roses. One seeded naturally in my back garden and grew along the fence between it and that of the house next door. It was a dog rose, the most abundant wild rose that grows in England. It has simple, pale pink blooms with five petal as … Continue reading A bad witch’s blog: Craft: Witchcraft, Wands and Wild Roses by Badwitch

Easy Sunflower Bread (no-knead) » Little Vienna

I am a huge fan of this quick and easy sunflower bread – or to be more precise – of this rye and whole wheat sunflower seed bread. In Austria, we eat this kind of bread a lot. It usually comes loaf-shaped and consists of a mixture of white and whole wheat flour. I also … Continue reading Easy Sunflower Bread (no-knead) » Little Vienna

How to dry flowers and preserve their color By JACQUELINE GULLEDG

You can hang, press and even microwave a variety of flowers. Drying flowers can easily be done at home and is a great way to save your favorite blooms. (Photo: JP Chretien/Shutterstock) Flowers are a beautiful addition to any setting, but the colorful blooms tend to only last for a few days or a week. … Continue reading How to dry flowers and preserve their color By JACQUELINE GULLEDG

SUNFLOWER Edited by Chas Bogan

The sun is often employed magically to transform negative energy, and the sunflower is likewise utilized for the task of cleanisng and transformation. The sunflower itself is used to remove toxic chemicals from soil, including arsenic, lead and uranium. Sunflowers are so efficent at this that they have been planted near ponds in Chernobyl, where … Continue reading SUNFLOWER Edited by Chas Bogan