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Garden Magick @ Hedgewytch Hollow (photo blog)

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I’ve about knocked myself out this year revamping our gardens and grounds.  It has been a lot of work, and I’m not finished yet, but it’s also been a lot of fun, and it’s turned out to be a wonderful creative outlet.
 
(Spirit Chimes in the “Old Garden”)
 
“The Old Garden” is my main garden spot, though I’m not sure why I call it this anymore, except that this was the first garden I added to this place years ago, and it’s this spot that I’m still working on yet.  I think I may have found someone interested in two saplings that I’ve (unwisely) allowed to grow in this flowerbed, simply because I dearly love trees and I couldn’t bring myself to cut them down after watching them grow for two years. (A Russian Olive and a Maple)…I know, I’m an extraordinarily unconventional gardener.The following two pictures are guardians at the north entrance of the Old Garden:
 
 
 
(South end of the Old Garden)…It’s the middle of the Old Garden that I’m still working on– the girls and I just picked up another large load of mulch and stones today.  I’ve purchased so much mulch and garden supplies from our local Menards this year that one employee asked me if I do landscaping.

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Below are some of the flowers and plants that grace our gardens and grounds:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Our Large Rosebush)  

 

(from underneath looking out)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(My neon hot pink geraniums, up close)…My sixteen-year-old daughter took this photo right after I watered the geraniums.____________________

We have tiki torches all over the yard in the various garden spots, and on Monday, June 4th, the night of the Full Moon, we lit all of them and wandered around the yard for a while enjoying the magickal night while I tried to take pictures of both the full moon and the gardens, just the gardens, and just the moon– the moon photos being mostly unsuccessful, they really didn’t give you the full effect (no pun intended). 

Following are pictures that I took: 

 
(The newest garden spot, which I just created this May,
slap-dab in the middle of the front lawn)…
I’ve often noticed that so many people have very bare front yards and create their garden space only in the backyard, out of sight.  I didn’t want to do that; I wanted to be able to see a garden from my front door, and I wanted everyone else passing by to see my garden as well.  I wanted to be different, and this is something I generally succeed at, just ask my family.
 
(Follow the Yellow Brick Road)…I’ve always wanted to create a “Magickal Threshold” into the backyard, and I decided to do just that this year with a grape arbhor and grapevines.  The plants are hard to see in the dark, but there are grapes planted on either side of the arbor, and the leaves are suppose to turn beautiful colors in the autumn.  We’ll have to see just how much they grow this summer.  The Yellow Brick Road in daylight:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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(The Patio Court)…I posted one of the photos of the patio court at Facebook.  It was absolutely loaded with orbs.  The girls and I love to sit out here in the dark of the evening, with candles lit at the table, sometimes under moonlight, and sometimes by the glow of the tiki torches.  The Patio Court, daytime:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Chicken Corner:
This spot is just inside the backyard, at the end of the brick path, and this is where we have Cletus’s kennel.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Front Yard Garden in daylight:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Author: Amythyst Raine

Witchy, Pagan, Personal Stuff Amythyst Raine is an author; a professional tarot reader; the mother to 7 magickal individuals; a major procrastinator; Crazy-Cat-Lady; and chocoholic. She writes books on witchcraft, the tarot, and Feminine Spirituality (published by Labyrinth House, Moon Books, and Dodona Books). She's an avid blogger; a pagan activist; a holistic healer through crystals and stones-- by means of crystal grids and chakra balancing. Amythyst offers Spiritual Psychic Consultations using tarot cards and the art of intuitive reading. If you'd like a personal reading with her, visit her tarot website at: http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com "Every Cat Has a Tale" is her Personal-Blog-Spot, which includes everyday life and its dilemmas, as well as victories, memoirs, opinions, along with inspiration for mundane life, with personal photos and videos. http://everycathasatale.blogspot.com "Magickal Connections" is her witchy, pagan, booky BlogSpot. http://wytchymystique.com "The Witch's Corner" is her very popular witchy pagan website full of witchy pagan stuff. http://amythystraine.blogspot.com

13 thoughts on “Garden Magick @ Hedgewytch Hollow (photo blog)

  1. I love Your garden. I always wanted to have garden like that. I start working on it. thank you.

  2. Wow! The pictures are so beautiful. ^.^

  3. OMG I just love your irreverent gardening Amythyst! 🙂 Years later when I see your future blog pictures on this topic, it will really be something! 🙂

    • Thank you, Lisa– “irreverent” is a good way of putting it!! I know– these plants and gardens are all ‘babies’. I’m anxious to see what it will look like in a couple years.

  4. LOVE..all you have done..you know “we” must continue to nurture…with your nest empting out …we must have an outlet for this nurturing..or so what I told my self..I always gardned,but it seems to have expanded…<3

  5. Thank you for sharing the beauty of you gardens. I enjoyed the stroll with you through them! ❤

  6. Oh my goodness so beautiful Amythyst!

  7. Reblogged this on As You Wish Healing-Light and commented:
    I’ve decided that weekends will be reblog days. 🙂

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