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Cheralyn Darcey
Sydney, Australia
environmental author & artist, gardener, nature lover, passionate about ethnobotany & botanical history
Interests: art, ethnobotany, environmentalism, botany, gardening, craft
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Walking through a busy and rather tired shopping centre this morning, I had just gotten off a rather mood lowering call. I moved through the dimly lit thoroughfare which took me from the run-down bargain basement stores to the food... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Cheralyn Darcey
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🌼 FLOWER OF THE DAY ~ Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea muscipula) If you want to attract love, it may seem a little strange but a Venus Fly Trap really is a pretty good ally. The plant works by retaining good... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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It is said that if one wears the flowers of St John's Wort that they will be protected from evil, negativity, malevolent spirits and illness. A powerful herbal remedy, it is used as a calmative and pain reliever. The common... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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I’m contacted daily by people who would would like me to share how I discover the meanings of flowers. Most are writing or creating things based on the Language of Flowers. Do I receive the information from Spirit? Faeries? Intuition?... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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🌺 FLOWER OF THE DAY ~ Bee Balm One of my favourite North American prairie flowers. I fell for Bee Balm pretty hard when I lived there as I really hadn't been familiar with it before. Fragrant, oh so pretty... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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In many traditions, Mugwort is considered a flower/plant of protection, especially against evil spirits, witchcraft and for protection of the home. In Japan, it is used by some to rid the body of the forces/spirits which cause illness. Native American... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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FLOWER OF THE DAY ~ Witch Hazel ( Hamamelis virginiana ) If you are looking to ease emotional heartache, then Witch Hazel is the flower/plant for you (remember the energy of the flower runs through the entire plant). Very good... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
🌸 Flower of the Week ~ Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) After a lot of requests from all of you lovely Blossoms, the first in a new weekly series exploring a different Flower. Botanical History, Gardening, Myths, Legends, Ethnobotany, Floristry, Flower Essences... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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So many Botanical Histories surround Lilies and most relate to the purity of the colour white, of the 'heavenly' scent and of the trumpet shape which would indicate messages from 'above'. It is said that on seeing Christ on the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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It feels like a 'daisy' kind of day for me today, and maybe you too! 'Day's Eye', as they were known hints at their lovely habit of closing each evening to then open and greet the day the following sunrise.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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Tulips! Such interesting flowers with a fascinating history. If you want to explore the depths of the Language of Flowers then no study is at all complete without learning and understanding Tulips and our centuries~long enchantment with them. 'Tulip Mania'... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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Cleansing, calming, balancing Bottlebrush is flowering everywhere at the moment in my world. I keep walking into them, actually really! This actual beautiful flower brushed over my head on my walk on Friday so I thought I'd share my picture... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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Some days I would love to fall into Pink Roses. Healing, loving, filled with the promise of kindness, friendship and gentle healing. I hope these ones connect with those who need them today. bunches of blessings, 🌷Cheralyn xx Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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Hyacinth will always be helpful for those working in groups and especially those who find competitiveness challenging. The flower can also be a warning to not be too hasty in decision making. bunches of blessings, 🌷 Cheralyn xx Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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One of the delights which I adore growing in my garden. I often place petals in my locket before I'm speaking to groups or if I am needing to discuss relationships as Cosmos Flowers assist with communicating emotions clearly. They... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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FLOWERS OF THE NIGHT ORACLE It has been the busiest two weeks of my life, honestly without exaggeration! I really appreciate the patience of so many of you as I pack your Flowers of the Night Oracle Decks and get... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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Select a flower you feel particularly drawn to find guidance and insight into your week ahead by clicking on the Flower image. You may wish to select a different Flower each morning or just one for the week. How does... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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Select a flower you feel particularly drawn to find guidance and insight into your week ahead by clicking on the Flower image. You may wish to select a different Flower each morning or just one for the week. How does... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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I've been having fun filming a bunch of Flowerpaedia Videos for you all, sharing the Language of Flowers & their meanings. LOVE to know what you might like included in these or any other videos I create this year. During... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Cheralyn Darcey
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No matter what your beliefs or traditions, this time of the year that marks ends and beginnings, seasonal changes, family and friend festivities and the giving of gifts and moments of celebration, is a very joyfully uplifting but also challenging... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at Cheralyn Darcey
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Planning another year of Flower Love! Thank you, Leonie Dawson, for making it so much easier with your amazing and gorgeous Shining Planners yet again. With a co-writing project which will need a lot of management, another oracle deck and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Cheralyn Darcey