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     FEBRUARY 22, 2022


A Pisces Plant -
          Lauren Grape Poppies

The Lauren Grape Poppies are one of the plants connected to Pisces.

The element is water. Pisces (February 19th-March 20th) is co-ruled by the planets Neptune and Juniper. The plants come in all colors, often growing near water. They are large, graceful, and hard to find.

Darcy J. MacPherson
owns Silver Thread Gardens. It is a business that does consulting about plants and what they can do for us spiritually, emotionally, and physically. She is an author, a plant mythologist and photographer. Her books are Tree Spirituality and Weaving Color

     JANUARY 22, 2023


An Aquarius Plant - 

The Trillium is one of the plants connected to Aquarius.

The element is air. Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th) is ruled by Uranus. Sudden changes and sudden delights happen when discovering the plants of Aquarius. The plants grow in unusual places and a bit wonky with strange scents. They grow with realistic intent and originality much like the Trillium displayed here.

PIC Darcy Weaving Color

     DECEMBER 22, 2022


A Capricorn Plant -
         Japanese White Pine

The Japanese White Pine is one of the plants connected to Capricorn.

The element is earth. Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th), is ruled by Saturn, both oversee the natural life cycle of plants. Japanese White Pines are structurally simple with hardy forms living a long time as seen in the image. Plants grow in shade and in extremely dry or severe cold conditions.