The Witching Hour: Gardening on the Dark Side

comments (2) October 30th, 2009

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Ruth Ruth Dobsevage, member
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Gardening with kids? A vegetable garden graveyard brings the season to a perfect close.Click To Enlarge

Gardening with kids? A vegetable garden graveyard brings the season to a perfect close.

Photo: Marie LeBaron

Here in New England, Halloween is the time of year when green turns to brown. After a colorful last hurrah, leaves drop to the ground, plant stalks twist grotesquely and die, and daylight dwindles to a few precious hours. The weather turns chilly, then frosty, and one by one your treasured herbs and veggies give up the ghost. The sun arcs ever lower in the sky, its power to warm waning. The earth begins to seize up. No wonder the end of October feels haunted.

In honor of the season, a visit to sites celebrating the darker aspects of gardening seems appropriate.

The Alchemist's Garden
http://herbalwitchcraft.com/blog/

Herbs in Magick
www.mysticalblaze.com/MagickHerbs.htm

Ye Olde Gothick Herball
http://web.archive.org/web/20001109033000/www.gothic.net/~malice/ghindex.html


posted in: herbs, fall, halloween

Comments (2)

JadaE writes: This is SO cool....and makes the end of summer gardening more fun! May we remember our harvests in fond memory! :)
Posted: 8:15 pm on October 30th
ChrisMcLaughlin writes: Ruth: LOL, I love your photo! I wanted to add The Savage Garden (carnivorous plants - one of my FAVORITE topics)by Peter D'Amato and The Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart.
Posted: 10:25 am on October 30th
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