Moonthly Lunar Report | New Moon in Taurus: Entering the Honey Moon Cycle

Moonthly Lunar Report | New Moon in Taurus: Entering the Honey Moon Cycle

Happy New Moon!

We are entering the Honey Moon Cycle. Spring is continuing to unfold here in the northern hemisphere.

We experience the first Lunar Eclipse of the year this month too. We also experience a both Saturn and Mercury retrogrades during this cycle. This can make for a tumultuous month!

Eclipses and retrogrades always have a way of shaking things up to help us better see how we can reach our goals.

Love and romance is front and center this week as Venus enters Gemini on the 9th. You may be feeling more flirty and ready to date or just explore your sexuality and sensuality. Be curious and allow Venus and your heart to guide you.

This New Moon in Taurus on May 11th is a great time to set intentions around self-love and anything you want to invoke in your relationships or dating life. This can further bring in a harmonious flow in your relationships.

The Honey Moon cycle is very common for marriages and kindling romance so allow this cycle to open your heart to new depths and connections in your relationships and be open to any new ones that come along your way. 

Read full article at: Spirit de la Lune ~ New Moon in Taurus | Entering the Honey Moon Cycle

How To Grow an Herbal Tea Garden

Do you already love drinking herbal tea? Are you getting most or all of your herbs from the store or online? Then maybe it’s time to call in your own herbal tea garden!

“I will never forget the first time I drank herbal tea. I was in college and over at a friend’s house when my stomach started hurting. She kindly asked, “Would you like some tea?” I told her I didn’t like tea, thinking she meant iced sweet tea, which was the only tea I knew existed. She said, “It’s chamomile tea, like what Peter Rabbit’s mother gives him after his stressful day in Mr. McGregor’s garden.” I said, ok, I will try it.

So she brought me a mug with a Celestial Seasonings Sleepy Time tea bag in it, and I immediately found relief. From that moment on, I was hooked! I bought the Celestial Seasonings variety box and thus began my journey with herbal tea. I would have never imagined at the time that one day I would be writing articles on plants, and how to grow an herbal tea garden, but the herbs started talking to me then and they haven’t stopped!”
—Mary Plantwalker

In her brand new article, Mary (a true herb gardener extraordinaire) serves up her tips for growing an herbal tea garden so that you can sip on the freshest, most vibrant brews on earth! She discusses the differences between store-bought and homegrown herbs, and shares how to tend eight of her absolute favorite tea plants, including lemon balm, anise hyssop, chamomile, and red clover.

Read full article at: Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine ~ How to Grow An Herbal Tea Garden

HSA Special Program: Foodscaping with Herbs

The Herb Society of America Blog

by Jen Munson, HSA Education Chair

image-assetFoodscaping–it’s so simplistic. In its most basic form, it is landscaping with an edible twist. It’s the intersection of the purely ornamental garden with the purely edible or vegetable garden. Herbs, vegetables, berry-producing bushes, and fruit trees intertwine with ornamentals to become design elements. 

Join us for Foodscaping with Herbs with bestselling author Brie Arthur on Friday, May 14th from 12pm to 1:30pm ET. Brie will share creative ideas about foodscaping with herbs in this lively, virtual session. Lemongrass suddenly becomes a replacement for other tall grasses, providing beauty and enjoyment. Blend Thai basil with lemon basil for a stunning border. Use chives and garlic for structure and as natural pest deterrents. Discover how to plant beautiful and bountiful designs for year-round use, and learn easy-to-apply strategies to deter browsing mammals, including voles!

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