The Rebirth of My Herbs
I didn’t save much from my secret garden, but I did save a few plants – my rue and red-flowered yarrow, my ficus and my badly bruised aloe. I pulled up my belladonna and henbane with the intent of harvesting the roots for alrauns, but I didn’t clean the roots right away and after a few days I noticed one of the belladonna roots was sprouting. What else does one do when something sprouts? I planted it in some dirt and all these leaves came. Now it’s about three times as big as the picture above and the leaves have darkened. She never did so well in the old garden, but now she’s really hit her stride.
I cut back my aloe, rue, and yarrow plants and now they’re all experiencing rebirths with new leaves and shoots. My friend gave me a salvia cutting and after putting in water for a while, it’s now in dirt. It’s been a month and the stem is still green, so I hope it lives and roots! I am so happy my windows are south-facing so the plants get light even on a cloudy day. The witches garden will live again… and now I wonder how henbane would do indoors?