Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Myths, magic and legends surround gardens.
Vampires are compelled to stay away by merely hanging garlic cloves at every window and werewolves can be taken down with simple wolfsbane, also known as monkshood, the Devil's helmet, or wifesbane.
Where else do gnomes, fairies and imps live but inside the flowers? Even leprechauns are known to live in the woods. Perhaps its the beauty found in the forest, garden and flowers that make people associate magic with this realm but maybe there's more to it than that.
Plants have hidden powers, for instance foxglove can be toxic and it can also be used to help people with heart disease.