I love Foxglove. They used to be known as Fairy Thimbles. I was at a nursery the other day and they had a section for fairy gardens. The packaging was too neat, too professional and of course, there were no plants whatsoever associated with fairies. But there were cute little houses and decorations to scatter about the little plants. It’s a shame that the plants once associated with the faerie realm are now forgotten, and the phrase is just a marketing ploy. For the flowers themselves are what gave rise to the belief in the supernatural. Perhaps not on their own, but as something which strengthened people’s beliefs. Belief, and faith is important to the imagination. And we’re nothing without that.
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The haunted, macabre, the downright peculiar ….the curiously gothic world of Todd Atteberry
Gothic horror stories, haunted travelogues, a healthy dose of witchcraft, paganism, stone circles and ancient trackways.
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A look at witch’s garden plants, ideas, resources, moon gardens, folklore, herbalism and life with the witch’s gardener.
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