🌸FLOWER OF THE DAY ~ Blushing Bride (Tillandsia ionantha)

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This flower will help when wanting to find the true intentions of another or in uncovering your own true path in many matter. Try the flower itself in a bunch or have the image somewhere that you can see it.
As a Flower Oracle, if Blushing Bride comes to you in a card reading, you see the flower or it is given to you, it may mean that someone is more serious about a relationship with you than you may be aware. The flower also confirms any questions you have to the affirmative ~ the answer is yes!
Blushing bride is a type of protea native to South Africa and very popular in bridal floristry. Not the easiest of plant outside of their native land, but if you are brave, try to grow in the garden in a well drained soil and full sun to part shade. I'd advise a chat with your local garden centre people to see if they are a possibility in your area and any tips they may have for your environment.

bunches of blessings,
Cheralyn 🌺

this card is from 'Flower Petals, blossoming guidance from the garden' affirmation deck, written & illustrated by Cheralyn Darcey and published by Rockpool Publishing. It features watercolour sketches from my flower research journals and affirmations based on the language of flowers.

🌼🌸 FLOWER OF THE DAY ~ Tree Spider Orchid (Dendrobium tetragonum)

Such a wonderful Flower to have around when you are working through challenges and also tasks towards goals.

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As a Flower Oracle, Tree Spider Orchid will be indicating that you are on the right path, that you can surmount any difficulties that you are facing and it will be reminding you to have faith in yourself.

This flower will be warning you to hold back a little for yourself and not share too much with too many.

Dendrobium tetragonum is an epiphyte (a plant that grows on another) and is a native to Australian Queensland and New South Wales coastline. This fascinating plant with spider-like flowers, is very unique as it has a square steam, a rarity in the plant kingdom. They also have a very fresh minty fragrance that I feel embodies the energies of resolve and of capability.
My Australian friends, if you see one in the wild, they are protected so leave them be and if you do obtain some from a licensed source, grow them by tying lightly to a tree or piece of bark (paperbark is probably best) and keep damp.
They will probably not survive frost and need to be watered regularly throughs summer. If you are wanting to obtain and grow these amazing flowers, my advice is to go and find specialist orchid resources and groups and have a chat.
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bunches of blessings,
Cheralyn 🌻

card is from 'Australian Wildflower Reading Cards Oracle Deck', written and illustrated by Cheralyn Darcey in block print and published by Rockpool Publishing

🌹FLOWER OF THE DAY ~ Yellow Rose (Rosa)

All roses offer protection and love.

Roses in yellow hues are the ones to invite into your life if you are wanting to improve friendships; welcome back energies, people and situations into your life; are looking at a new beginning and are very good to give to someone if you are wanting to ask for a second chance or would like to show that you are facing in love with them!
As A Flower Oracle, Yellow Roses will indicate that new friendships are about to be formed and that something positive from your past is about to return. They will warn of melancholy too and be careful to not over romanticise a situation.

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It would take pages to share Rose botanical history with you as they have been on earth for so long. Fossil evidence dating them at least 60 million years ago. In 500BC Chinese philosopher Confucius spoke of them in the Imperial Gardens. The Ancient Romans revered them and flavoured drinks and foods; perfumed themselves with their divine scent and used them in ceremonies, rituals and traditions.

Roses need lots of sunlight, well drained soil that is rich in organic matter and a sheltered position to ensure the best possible conditions for blossoms. Mulch and feed well. Follow guidelines given for your rose type for regular pruning advice and when transplanting but all roses need to be pruned back fairly hard (branches to no more than about 10 to 5cm). This will stimulate the roots.

bunches of blessings,
Cheralyn 🌻

card from 'Flower Petals, blossoming guidance from the garden' a Language of Flowers Affirmation Deck of 40 cards written and illustrated by Cheralyn Darcey and published by Rockpool Publishing

🌼🌷🌳 Florasphere Gardening Book of the Month Review ~ Urban Flowers by Carolyn Dunster

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🌼🌷🌳My Reviews are just my way of sharing this I love connected with with my passion for Flowers, Gardening & Creativity.
They are not critical reviews, just a friend sharing something with other friends that she found helpful, inspiring or fun. I'm going to share a favourite book each month and this one is real treasure!

🌻🌳🌜Florasphere Moon Gardening Guide for next week 🌛🌶🌷

Getting ready for the weekend!
🌻🌹Happy Gardening🍆🍓
It has been very hot here in Australia so mind the notes to limit watering. Usually this would mean it is not a great time to water as problems associated with it could be more prevalent (pests, rotting, water-logging). This could still be the case so use common sense and be careful not to overwater.

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🌼🍄FLOWER OF THE DAY 🌹🌻 Sweet Peas (Lathyrus odoratus)

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They connect strongly to the Faery Realm and they are also indicators of strong female power and they tell of an opportunity to settle down if you have had issues with finding what you would think of as 'home' or people you feel are family, true friends or those you would like to work with.
Sweet Peas are all about finding your true place in the world. When Sweet Pea blossoms in a place, we can feel at home. If someone gives you Sweet Peas, it means they think of you as family. As a Flower Oracle they will indicate harmony, good luck, protection and gratitude but they will also indicate that you may need to take responsibility for something you have done (make things right) or that more is expected of you.
Sweet Pea are summer blooming native of the Mediterranean and are thought to have originated in Sicily. Sow in Autumn (Fall) after soaking in warm water overnight. You will need to provide a trellis or support of some sort for them to grow on as they are a climber.
There is a lovely tradition in Australia of planting our Sweet Peas on St Patricks Day in temperate to warmer areas. In cooler climates, you may need to wait until Spring.
bunches of love,
Cheralyn 🌸
card from 'Flower Reading Cards' Oracle Deck, (the flowers of sacred places around the world) written & illustrated in Block print by Cheralyn Darcey and published by Rockpool Publishing


Sweet Peas are pictured on this card at the Temple of Hera in The Valley of Temples, Selinunte, Sicily