Gardens are fun for most who love nature, but witches have a particular need for gardens since they can become valuable resources for casting materials and ritual tools. A witch herb garden can be a special place for a magickal practitioner since it can grow most natural materials needed for spell work. The garden becomes something beautiful for aesthetics, connects the witch to nature, and is useful with rituals. Planning a witches garden with all the different plants for spell work is done on a case-by-case basis, depending on the plants most often used in the witches spell casting. It is good to make a witch garden full of useful plants and herbs because it saves on the ecological factor of not knowing if the herbs are sustainably grown, and the transportation damage to the earth minimized as much as possible. Flowers can also be useful witchcraft tools, and having a garden with a large variety of many different plants allows spellwork to flow simply. Growing the herbs yourself for magickal spells also makes it so easily accessible that its spell work is easy to do whenever needed. Growing herbs is easy to do in all climates, and even in the coldest temperatures, the witch can bring the plants inside during the colder months. Herbs are such great starter gardening items and easily maintained by even the most novice gardeners.
Herb gardens are best when thoroughly planned and trimmed frequently, even if with infrequent use since the herbs will grow over if not cut regularly, and it can ruin some of the plants. Starting small with a few plants is the best idea and then adding more as the garden becomes more manageable and cared for overtime. The best part is to research each plant before putting it into the garden to learn the exact method of maintaining that particular herb or flower.
Herbs are the most used witches tool, and every witch garden should first and foremost have Rosemary. Rosemary is very easy to grow in a garden but has many spells and witchcraft uses. It is an excellent substitute for most smudging bundles and has many uses for cooking and beauty.
Many other herbs and flowers can be grown for medicinal purposes and planned around the witches requirements in individual spellwork. Here are a few to get an idea to put in the witches herb garden. Most herbs have medicinal properties and magickal properties, so herbs are such a great gardening tool to benefit all humans and witches alike. Many herbs are excellent substitutes in bundles for burning later, similar to sage bundles. Experiment with making bundles out of your favorite herbs and flowers to help cleanse and protect the home and sanctuary with a creative and individual touch.
Amaranth- Amaranth is a beautiful but also beneficial herb that has many different varieties. The medicinal benefits of amaranth are that it reduces swelling and helps the stomach flu. For magickal properties, amaranth repairs broken hearts and is used in many healing love spells.
Basil - Basil, like Rosemary, is a very beneficial plant to the home, garden, and spellbook. Basil is delicious in many different meals, but it also has medicinal properties to ease stomach cramps, insect bites and reduce fevers. Magickal properties for basil are used in bundles while also banishing negativity and aids in keeping love healthy.
Calendula- Calendula is a beautiful flowering plant that would look gorgeous in any bundle. The medicinal purposes of calendula are helping gum disease and putting in teas to drink for health boosts. The calendula's magical properties increase psychic development and would be excellent for burning with a purple candle and invoking clairvoyant abilities. Chamomile - Chamomile is one of the more popular herbs because chamomile tea is a homeopathic way for people to sleep. Chamomile also has medicinal properties to ease sores, and it has many anti-inflammatory properties as well. For magick, chamomile attracts money, protects the home, and aids in meditation. Chamomile is one of the more popular herbs that will be used frequently in an herb garden.
Daisy - Daisy is another of the flowering plants with many purposes within a witches garden. It is a beautiful plant to add to bundles, but it also has medicinal purposes by helping with headaches. For magickal purposes, daisy brings about good luck and is very useful to any witch trying to increase prosperity. Dandelions- Dandelions have to be grown in the garden and can also be ones in the yard as long as pesticides stay away from plants used in spells and food. Dandelions have a lot of medical properties by detoxifying the liver and promoting circulation. For magickal uses, dandelions are for aiding clairvoyance and seeing the future.
Eucalyptus - Eucalyptus is an herb used in many spas and a relaxation tool used to open all the senses physically and magickally. Medicinally eucalyptus works as an insect repellent, and even though it's poisonous to animals, it's still very beneficial in a garden. For magickal aid, eucalyptus works best to aid health restoration, provide purification of the body and mind, and bring serenity.
Heather - Heather is a beautiful plant that medicinally suppresses coughs and aids sleep. Growing heather in a garden is simple, and it is one of the more forgotten herbs. The magickal purposes of heather are it guards against violent crime and protect the home domicile.
Lemon balm - Lemon balm is another beautiful smelling herb, and medically it eases bee stings, headaches, and colds. Magickally speaking, lemon balm assists in healing and friendship spells. The smell also brings peace and happy thoughts great is using for bundles and drying.
Myrrh- Myrrh is one of the oldest magickal tools and the only one on this list that comes from a tree instead of a plant. It is absolutely for more advanced gardeners who want a challenge and could be quite an accomplishment if harvested in a witch garden. Myrrh medically has extraordinary powers working as a powerful antiseptic used for centuries. Myrrh is used magickally as a concentration and purifying tool for ritual items and crystals.
Spearmint - Spearmint is another common herb in the garden, and many forget about its healing and magickal purpose. Spearmint for health can make a fantastic facial astringent, but it also helps with nausea. Magickally, spearmint is the best to use in spells for courage.
Thyme- Thyme is another cooking herb that is also a health beneficial tool that is an antiseptic. Thyme magickally is best used in sleeping pillows as it repels nightmares and negative sleeping experiences. Thyme is one of the cooking garden herbs that transfers over to the witch garden seamlessly.
Wormwood - Wormwood is another ancient spell tool and is easy to grow in the typical garden. Wormwood medically helps liver and bladder ailments and should be commonly grown in most witch gardens for multiple purposes. Wormwood as a magick aid helps in clairvoyant and summoning spells. Wormwood is best in dryer soil and is a herb that does best when harvested before seeding since the plant can become too overgrown.
Many other types of herbs and flowers grow in the garden to help with spells and magickal rituals. Most medicinal herbs have a magickal property since homeopathic healing has always been apart of magick. The types of herbs and flowers and a witches garden should depend on what tools and spells the magickal uses most often. It is good to start with a few herbs and then work the way up to having a garden full of all of the magickal herbs and flowers a witch could need. Starting small ensures that each plant has the best growth process and has good love energy from the witch. Like any magical tool, herbs and flowers need to be charged and energized correctly to give their best results.
Gardening is a magical experience, and once a witch learns and develops their gardening skills, they will never want to go back to being without a witch garden. Even a witch without a yard can garden, and container gardening is one of the easiest ways to keep herbs going all year long. Experimenting and giving love to a plant is unlike any other feeling and will turn any witch into a green witch without a doubt.
What herbs and flowers will you be growing this spring? Which herbs and flowers can you not live without in your witch Garden?