Merry Meet All,

It has been raining hard the last few days. I liked it in one sense for the cleansing properties but now I eagerly await the return of sunshine. Remember the heat wave? I do..

I am going to discuss rocks and crystals in our gardens. This applies to those who even grow plants indoors as well as outdoors. This has been on my mind lately and I would love to share my thoughts with you on this subject.

I live up Chocolate Lake. I had an interesting experience a while ago. I have to climb up a steep hill to get to my apartment. For a part of the winter, every time I passed a specific spot, I saw a rock. I sensed the rock wanted me to pick it up and take it to my garden which was a long distance away, but I ignored it. Time went by. Each time I passed, the rock called to me. I ignored the rock, fearing I would be accused of stealing. More time passed. I ignored the rock till finally I took the rock to my garden and it is happily settled there now, as a border to my garden.

What came to my mind was why this particular rock was so significant. A few things came to my mind. I recall reading something once not too long ago about energy fields. A huge energy field covers the earth, our bodies, our plants. Energy is everywhere. I read then about the extension of the energy fields. Our auras extend farther than we think. I read that a cat’s energies could fill an entire arena. That is what stuck in my mind. So perhaps that is why I felt so compelled to pick up that rock to take it to my garden. Its energies extended outward and I received the sense to pick it up.

I am also about to experiment with using clear quartz crystals in my garden. The crystals could heal and encourage positive strong growth in my garden and potentially make my plants grow even better. I can’t wait to try this. I would also like to do reiki in my garden. That makes flowers or vegetables grow much much better and bigger. The possibilities are endless and I encourage all to try or experiment with whatever they are curious about to see what works.

Rocks and crystals are elements of earth and are born of the earth. It makes sense that they could heal the earth and replenish where strength, healing and energy is required for positive growth. I can’t wait to collect five clear quartz crystals for my garden and put them in my garden. One will go in the center of my garden and the other four will be placed in the four quarters or corners.

Research first what type of crystal would be appropriate for your garden. Do not put in something that would hinder growth. I hope you find success and enjoyment with this, if you choose to do so.

For more information on this subject, go to http://www.ehow.com/how_6172862_use-quartz-crystals-gardening.html

I put six clear quartz crystals in my garden. At first, I had the idea to use just five. In my garden circle, I placed one in the center of the garden, and the remaining four at the cardinal quarter points. The next day, I was happy to notice that my plants appeared to be stronger and look better than they did before I put in the crystals. I added a sixth crystal to my garden closest to the wall of the house. I intuitively sensed which areas needed healing from crystal energy the most. Tomorrow I will check my garden and see if I can spot a difference there too.

Clear quartz crystals are hardworking crystals. They are batteries of energy. It should be no small surprise that my mallow, tomato plants and the other plants appear much more healthy and sturdy.

I look forward to reading about your own experiments. You could use another crystal in your garden if you so choose.

I added two green moss agate crystals to my tomato plants. The season is hot yet Lammas is near. I hope to see tomatoes growing happily on the plants. I read that moss agate has always been known as the ‘gardener’s stone’. Well if I get lovely sun ripened tomatoes fresh from the vine this year, as I did last year, I will be ecstatic. I am also growing onions. Small stems have sprouted up from the earth. I had to mulch to protect the plants as the slugs and snails and perhaps a few other culprit insects are greedily munching on my plants. Grrrrrrrr!! I added coffee, pinecones and egg shells to my garden. Slugs hate coffee but earthworms love it. Slugs are also deterred by pinecones, which are too sharp for their bodies. Egg shells add nitrogen to the soil.

I’m currently reading a fascinating book! “Plant Spirit Healing‘ by Pam Montgomery. THe title is misleading. The book tells how plants heal us, not the other way around, which I believe to be true. It does not ever hurt to send love to a plant. MY Bay Laurel was wilting. I thought it needed water. The leaves bounced back and the same thing the next day. I moved the plant to a new spot just inches away from where it originally was, slightly out of the hot eye of the sun. Bay Laurel hasn’t wilted and seems to be fine. This is an example of how plants can communicate with us. I believe that wholeheartedly. We have to pay attention to our plants’ needs. Love grows like the plant leaves.

Blessed Be,
Lady Spiderwitch