Sunday, February 4, 2007
Do you want to create a magic or witch's garden? One day in my internet searches I came across Alchemy-Works when I was looking up information about black colored flowers. Alchemy-Works is a website for "developing your wortcunning (knowledge of plants)" if you're so inclined. They sell seeds, oils, resins,incense and supplies for people who practice magic and like to grow their own plants for that purpose.
In a previous post I mentioned wanting to create a magic themed garden and if and when I do I'll probably be ordering things from this site because they offer a nice selection of unique seeds you may not find elsewhere. For example even though I don't have the room or place to plant it I'd really like a Dragon Tree (Dracaena drago) because of it's unique growth habit. Other plants I'd like to grow from their selection are; Rusty Foxglove (Digitalis Ferruginea), Swansdown poppy (Papaver Somniferum), Himalayan Mandrake (Podophyllum hexandrum) just to name a few.
What I really like about this website is the interesting information that's included along with the seed/plant description and sowing directions. The site is designed simply and it's easy to navigate but the site has the potential to be a really wicked (pardon the pun) if they'd update it a bit. As you can probably tell I really like the seed selection the rest of the items they offer I don't have a use for but with a little thought their seed selection could create a garden that's unique and unlike any McGarden near you. They also offer seed collections if you would like to start a theme garden, they include: Astral Herbs, Black Flowers, Cottage Garden, Dye Plants, Medieval Plants, Moon Garden, Victorian Favorites, Witch's Garden along with custom orders.
I have to give Alchemy-Works 5 out of 5 stars because they offer gardeners some interesting plants and seeds to play with.