My inner garden goddess was basking in joy this week with a trip to a large local indoor garden center with my mom! It is soon to be Imbolc, the very beginning of the spring season, but alas, it is still winter and very cold, so the joyful sensory experience, with warmth on my skin and the smell of earth and plants was just what I needed!
I found so many inspiring ideas for flowering plants, succulents and houseplants for my kitchen goddess window. I have been in need of more divinely feminine inspiration lately, feeling overwhelmed by too much extreme toxic aggressive energy wandering around, and so creating my magical garden window scene has been very healing.
Not only did I purchase some wonderful new plants, but I bought the houseplant potting essentials for the project. It is important to re-pot your new plants properly so that they are happy and healthy!
Many of my pots came with built in drainage, but for some of them that didn’t I started off by adding river gravel in a 1/4″ layer to the bottom of the pots.
We found the cutest little terrarium plants and decided to plant them into some teacups found at the local thrift shop. Since they don’t have a hole for drainage, it was especially important to add the gravel to the bottom of them, so that excess water sits in the stones, not the roots of the plant, to avoid rot.
Then we added a small amount of soil over the rocks, then the plants and the soil! It was so nice to dig our fingers in dirt in the middle of January!
Last summer I had a big problem with gnats in my houseplants, which I figured out came from a plant I had purchased at a local garden center. We had gnats up our noses and landing on our eyelashes daily, not so nice! So I started a new ritual with my houseplants where I add a light layer of Diatomaceous Earth on top of the soil of the plants, and a small amount to the dishes of the pots too. This is so effective, I have cut down on about 95% of the problem with the gnats, and I am doing it naturally without pesticide.
As a Garden Goddess, I like to perform a magickal ritual by adding stones and crystals to my pots when planting them. I choose stones with metaphysical symbolism for things I want to manifest or “grow” into my life, such as good health, money, etc., and I place them into the bottom of my potted plants (or you can place crystals on top of the soil for the same intention if you want to see their sparkly magic!). Then I add the plants and soil on top. I sit the plant on a windowsill and imagine my intentions growing with the roots of the plant. It is a wonderful ritual to add a bit of magic to your indoor plantings! The powerful positive energy of the stones and plants together is a wonderful way to manifest your wishes.
Some of my beautiful new houseplants include a lilac colored “African Violet”, “Rhoeo Spathacea (Discolor Vittata)”, “English Ivy”, “Peace Lily”, “Croton” and “Pilea”. I wanted a nice variety of color and texture!
One of my absolute favorite finds is a treasure called “String of Dolphins” plant (above). Look closely at the leaves and they look like little dolphins dancing! How delightful! This was a pleasant find, and apparently a very rare one. So grateful, I needed joyful dolphin energy in my goddess window!
Another favorite find was the “Pilea Glauca” plant and awesome macrame plant hanger that it fit into perfectly! SO perfect for that magical Boho look that I love!
And to finish it all off I had to add a bit of witchy whimsy to the window, with my witch ball for chasing away negative energy, and my little handmade ceramic goddess statue that I hand made in ceramics class in college.
All in all, it was a pretty amazing day that I spent shopping with my mom in the amazing garden center, and then coming home out of the cold and potting our plants for our new goddess window setting! We feel more divinely feminine and magical already!…
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