The story of my life as a Solitary eclectic witch. I want to share my experiences as I go through them with others as well as learn from others through their experiences too. I believe that one great way to achieve a higher knowledge is through story telling whether fiction or nonfiction. But this is my real life day to day, week to week, journal other than the possibility of short fictional stories and some poetry everything is true. I hope your ready to walk with me through my journey as I hope to walk through yours.. :}
Moss Graffiti: A How To Guide
—Eckhart Tolle (via lazyyogi)
Now I know these kinda look like piss in jars, but they aren’t I promise. It’s compressed willow leaves. There’s a chemical or some sort of compound in willow leaves that promotes root growth in smaller plants. After these babies cool down, you can place a branch from any type of geranium in this mixture and it will develop roots. Afterwards, you can then plant it in the ground with fertilized soil.
Willow leaf root development mixture receipe:
What you will need:
A bundle of freshly picked willow branches
1/2 gallon of water
1. Start by putting a 1/2 gallon of water into a pot. Make sure that the pot you are using is rather tall in height. Then put your pot on the stove and set the temperature at the highest setting.
2. While your water is heating up to a boiling temperature, you’re going to have to prep your willow leave for saturation. To do this, take your willow branches outside and onto a surface where you can appropriately use a hammer. You are then going to use your hammer to flatten your willow leaves. After your leaves are properly flattened, they should look a bit like they’ve been run over by a car.
3. Take your flattened willow leaves back into the kitchen and prepare to submerse them into your boiling water. If your water isn’t boiling at this point, then continue to wait until it is at the correct temperature. If you don’t know what boiling water is, then it’s the temperature when you’ll most visibly see what appears to be bubbles on the surface. Once you see these bubbles, then submerse your willow leaves and stir until the leaves turn yellow.
4. Once your leaves have turned yellow and there’s an overpowering smell of willow extract, move away from your pot and go to the sink. Here, you’ll need to get another pot and a strainer. Place the pot in the sink first and the strainer on top of the pot. Then, grab your pot from the stove and gently poor out the fluid. Try to keep your liquids and solids separate.
5. Once all the liquid is in your pot, then you may dispose of your willow leaves and prepare to put your willow extract into containers for further use. I prefer using mason jars because they look nice and it’s unlikely that anyone will think to drink out of them. If you life with your family, I’d suggest placing a note on them telling them not to drink it.
6. After all your willow extract is in containers, place them somewhere where they can cool down. After 24 hours of cooling, you can use them for root development. :)
—Khalil Gibran (via lazyyogi)