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ॐWandering Wolfॐ
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creeper by Jennifer MacNeill on Flickr.

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thebluechicory:

Discussing the common daisy is a bit problematic because there are so many plants that folks commonly refer to as daisies. The name daisy seems to be a general moniker for any rayed flower with long, white external petals surrounding a yellow disc.
Varieties
Bellis perennis, aka the English daisy, lawn daisy, bruisewort or woundwort is perhaps the quintessential daisy and probably the one the ancient/historical European writers are referring to. Because it is quite short and has tough rhizomes, it enjoys hanging out in lawns despite mowings and so is considered a weed in many places. The flowers are abut 1 inch in diameter and sometimes show a bit of red at the tips.
Leucanthemum vulgare aka Chrysanthemum leucanthemumis the “American” Daisy (though it was introduced to the Americas from Europe), commonly known as the ox-eye daisy, dog daisy or moon daisy. The flowers are about 2 inches in diameter and appear all summer at the end of a single stalk shooting up to two feet from the basal rosette.
Chrysanthemum maximum the Shasta daisy was created through selective breeding specifically for the gardening industry. It is similar to its ancestor, the ox-eyed daisy but is flowers are larger and the stems are longer. It is also less invasive than the ox-eyed daisy but otherwise grows similarly. It enjoys full sun and spreads by rhizomes.
Cultivations
Leucanthemum vulgare is a popular garden plant and can be found in many garden centers the world over. However, it can easily escape cultivation if the conditions are right and is listed as a noxious weed in some areas. These areas may have issued a ban on the sale or import of the flower. If this is the case in your area, chances are you can find it growing wild in meadows and pastures so check your local park or dairy farm in early to late summer.
Chrysanthemum maximum is not as invasive and is more popular with the average gardener because it has bigger flowers and is more readily available at your local nursery.
Bellis perennis can also be invasive though it
All of these daisies are easily grown from rhizomes or from seed and are difficult to remove if even a tiny bit of rhizome is left with you dig it up. They like a sunny spot and especially enjoys being part of a prairie/meadow type garden. Bellis perennis can be used as a ground cover in tough spots.
History and Folklore
The word daisy comes from “day’s eye”. Bellis perennis closes up at night and opens up during the day, like a long-lashed eye.
Bellis perennis symbolizes innocence and childhood.
Culinary Uses
The unopened buds of Leucanthemum vulgare flowers can be marinated or pickled and used on salads, similar to capers.
The young leaves of Bellis perennis can be eaten raw or cooked and the petals can be used raw in salads or sprinkled atop a soup or other dish as an attractive garnish.
Healing attributes
The juice Bellis perennis was once used to treat bandages used to dress wounds to speed healing and prevent infection.
Magical attributes
Daisies are most commonly known for their divinatory “he loves me, he loves me not” spell practiced by young girls the English-speaking world over.
Daisies are feminine in nature and resonate with the energy of Venus or perhaps the Sun and the element of Water.
Daisies are suitable offerings to any Goddess and they make wonderful wreathes for wearing in the hair on Beltane or Midsummer.
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A beautiful triangle crystal display my boyfriend and I (but mostly him) made for my birthday . it makes my altar look 100000x cooler
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August 19, 2014 / 296 notes

witchcraftings:

- Witchcraft (green, folk, traditional, hedge, kitchen, or faerie is preferred)
- Paganism (especially Celtic Polytheist)
- Tarot
- Crystals and herbs
- Experiences in the astral
- Experiences with witchcraft
- Dragons (I mean real dragons, astral dragons — not Smaug. Okay, I’ll accept Smaug)
- Vulture culture or using animal parts in your craft

LGBTQIA friendly, curse-friendly, and PoC-friendly, please (“-friendly” doesn’t mean you do it; it means you accept it).

August 19, 2014 / 66 notes

rain-airfox:

Items:

  • A glass bottle or jar
  • 13 rose thorns
  • One rose
  • Salted water, or holy water
  • Black fabric or a black box

Drop the rose thorns into the bottle, one by one. As you drop each thorn, say: “Evil Presence, I banish you!”.

Cover the thorns with the petals from the rose,…

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Reno, Nevada, USA
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