THE SONG OF THE BUGLE WEED FAIRY!
O long, long stems that twine!
O bud, so neatly furled!
O great blue bells of mine,
(None purer in the world)
Each lasting but one day!
O leafy garlands, hung
In wreaths beside the way----
Well May your praise be sung!
The flower for January is the Carnation. A cut
flower that lasts a long time...............
The stone is a Garnett!
BIRCH----- "On a switch of birch was written the
first Ogham inscription in Ireland, namely seven
B's, as a warning to Lug son of Ethliu, to wit, 'Thy
wife will be seven times carried away from you into
fairyland or elsewhere, unless birch be her
overseer." - Robert Graves, The White Goddess
BLACKBERRY-- It was taboo to eat blackberries in
Celtic countries à cause des feés, because of the
BLACKTHORN-- Held sacred by fairies. The Luantishees
are blackthorn fairies.
BLUEBELL---- Fields of bluebells are dangerously
enchanted by fairies, who are called to their
midnight dances and revels by the sound of bluebells
There is Sandy maybe she has seen Cpt.Blood!
She says No,......... but she will go and look for
Let Us Look At the Human Flowers and what they mean!
BACHELOR BUTTON---Single Blessedness
BELLS OF IRELAND--Good Luck
THE SONG OF THE BUTTERCUP FAIRY!
"Tis I whom children love the best;
My wealth is all for them;
For them is et each glossy cup
upon each sturdy stem.
O little playmates whom I love!
The sky is summer-blue,
And meadows full of buttercups
Are spread abroad for you.
Let Us Look At The Herb!
Basil-----Basil is one of the easiest herbs to grow,
and once you try fresh basil you won't go back to
Bay------has a spicy fragrance and flavor, and the
leaves are used in all types of cooking. Try them in
soups, stews, casseroles, stocks, syrups, sauces and
as a decorative garnish.
Bergamot---- is an American herb that was once
widely used by native Americans. It was introduced
to the early colonists by the Oswego Indians, and
Oswego tea was made by colonists during the time of
the Boston Tea Party.
The dark pink, red and purple flowers smell
pleasantly of oranges. They are a nice addition to
the flower border and attract bees.
Borage----- flowers and leaves are the traditional
decoration for gin-based summer cocktails, and may
be set in ice cubes to garnish other drinks.
The flowers and young leaves may be used to garnish
salads. dips, and cucumber soups.
A tea made with borage helps to reduce fevers and
ease chest colds.
Buchu------Round (Agathosma betulina)
Oval (Agathosma crenulata)
This woody shrub produces slender stems of small,
dark green, shiny, oval or round leaves. The aroma
and taste are bitter and astringent. The small, star
shaped flowers are white or pink