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Garden Witch's Herbal: Green Magick, Herbalism & Spirituality

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Every Witch needs a little corner of the world to tend. Deepen your connection to the earth and watch your magickal skills blossom. Ellen Dugan presents a variety of ways to honor and work with the plant kingdom in this charming hands-on guide to green magick and spirituality. Designed to enhance any tradition or style of the Craft, this handy herbal reference provides th

Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Llewellyn Publications (first published May 1st 2009)
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Nov 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: home-and-garden
I gather this herb for a magick spell,
Bring harm to none, may it turn out well.
By the powers of earth and air, fire and water,
I conjure up love, safety, money, health, and laughter.
By all the powers of three time three,
As I will it, then so must it be.
Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
Herbs are my favorite thing to work with, so this book is amazing!
K.S. Thompson
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy this book. For those who are well versed in the magical uses for herbs or those who have a naturally green thumb, it may be a bit elementary. But for someone such as myself who is still learning, it's a great resource.

The cover is gorgeous and the illustrations throughout really add to the text. I found it to be informative and thought provoking. It contains a ton of info on a wide variety of herbs, as well as an entire chapter devoted to "Gothic Herbs and Forbidden Plants", which
Mar 14, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ellen Dugan really knows her gardens and wild plants. I was very impressed with her knowledge and research and the time she put into writing this herbal. Not only does this book present common trees and plants to the garden witch, but it also goes into magical detail on wild plants such as wildflowers and lesser-known herbs and shrubs.

I thoroughly enjoyed how she breaks down each category, and how she applies each plant to the planets, days of the week, sabbats, etc. This herbal would make a gr
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ellen Dugan considers herself a garden/green witch, and so she uses a lot of plant material in her spells. She shares her knowledge, both horticultural and magickal in this volume.

This book, written after ‘Garden Witchery’, adds to what she presented there. In this one, she writes about being a green witch in the city, wildflowers and hedgerows, more magickal correspondence lists, flower & plant folklore, designing a garden with feng shui, and has beautiful drawings of plants. The only thing th
Mar 07, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has a lot of good, solid information in it but I really did not enjoy the author's tone. She came across as holier than thou about her plant knowledge and religious slant (which strongly favors the 3 fold law it appears).

She also contradicts herself multiple times throughout the book (she has wormwood in a section of baneful herbs that "shouldn't be consumed" but then talks about its use in drinks...)

It is worth reading for the information but if you aren't a Wiccan, you are likely to
Cheryl Alsippi
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Garden Witch’s Herbal by Ellen Dugan is Highly Recommended!
This book is packed full of information on identifying, growing and utilizing the wildflowers, shrubs and trees associated with witchcraft. Ellen provides descriptions and where and when to plant and harvest many of these. Simple tips are included on each plant along with a sample spell for each. There are chapters on Gothic Herbs and Forbidden Plants in which she describes several such as Aconite, Black Nightshade and more—complete wit
I kept getting this book in the mail rather than the one I ordered so I figured I would just read it. Lots of good information here and I feel inspired to garden again this spring. I felt there was a lot of “I’m not like other girls” energy and harsh judgement of other people which got a bit old and cringe-worthy by the end but the quality information mostly cancelled it out.
Oya Pessoa
Jan 30, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Çöp de değil de.. En azından botanik bilgiler doğru.. Ama tekerleme büyüler obsesif kompulsif davranış örüntülerine benziyor. Tamamını okuma zahmetine katlanamadım açıkçası. Yeni başlayanlar için eğlenceli bir botanik kitabı işlevi görebilir.
Muhammed Zia
Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love this book !!!! Very informative but still fresh and interesting. Learnt a lot of new things and also enhanced my current knowledge as well. It did take me some time but WELL worth it. I also recommend this book found at . Great For Herbalist Readers ! ...more
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Perfect addition to any witch's library. Practical advice and suggestions for your garden no matter where you live. Easy to read. Easy to use. ...more
Jennifer Barr
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely book, lots of great info. My only complaint is the plant illustrations aren’t in colour. I was also hoping to see garden plans.
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great read by Ellen Dugan. If you're looking to become a garden witch Ellen is the witch for the job. As always knowledgeable and humorous. ...more
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
A really good resource for gardening and working with magical herbs.
Jan 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think I will find this book very helpful when it comes to making my plantings this year! My favourite chapter was the one on hedgerows, which, thanks to this book, I now want to research much more. The chapters on wildflowers and trees were also favourites of mine. I appreciate that Dugan emphasized the need to connect with nature as central to understanding yourself and your beliefs (whatever those may be).

One wish I have is that Dugan would have left out the anecdotes included for "humour".
Feb 28, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this, and have already marked down the next book I want to read by Ellen.

I learned a lot about herbs, which was the main reason I bought the book, and will definitely be reading it over and over again as the years go one so I can perfect my gardens and, specifically, my herb gardens.
Dottie Joe
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting and easy to read for individuals wanting to learn or understand Herbalism and Spirituality,
Dec 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has a lot of good information. It's written from a personal perspective with the research Ellen has done and it's an excellent beginning herbal for anyone. ...more
Oct 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book five stars does not do justice for Ellens work she is amazing!!
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Ellen Dugan is the award winning author of over thirty six books and the Witches Tarot. She branched out successfully into paranormal fiction in 2015 with her popular Legacy Of Magick series. Her portfolio of work also includes dozens of articles in the Llewellyn Almanacs and Calendars and 15 non-fiction books. Ellen's non-fiction titles with Llewellyn Worldwide have been translated into over twel ...more

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