Witching Garden Series
Sometimes the beauties of the garden are also the most dangerous. However, within their potential to harm lies their great ability to heal. The Witching Garden is a series that celebrates our precarious relationship to these plants. These are the belles dames sans merci of the plant world.
"And there she lullèd me asleep,
And there I dreamed—Ah! woe betide!—
The latest dream I ever dreamt
On the cold hill side.
I saw pale kings and princes too,
Pale warriors, death-pale were they all;
They cried—‘La Belle Dame sans Merci
Thee hath in thrall!’ "
- John Keats, excerpt from "La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad"
Current Options are listed below. If you do not see the plant you are looking for, or it is sold out, please feel free to contact us. Custom orders for this series are welcome.
Atropa Belladonna ~ Also known as Deadly Nightshade, this mesmerizing, haughty creature is named for Atropos, one of the Three Fates of Greek Mythology. Atropos cuts the thread of a person's life when they have completed their time on earth.
Datura ~ Also known as Devil's Trumpet, Datura is a vespertine flowering beauty (means she blooms in the evening) who lulls you with her aphrodisiac scent and luminous flowers.
Opium Poppy ~ Beguiling, exuberant, delicate and deceptive, the opium poppy is lures you in with the promise of rest, although her use as an offering to the dead may warn you of her other interests.
Each pendant is meticulously pierced by hand from sterling silver.
Pendant measurement: 38mm (1 1/2") diameter
Suspended by the most gorgeous Japanese 100% silk cord: approx. 68cm (27") long. Alternately, you may request a sterling silver chain at either 18' or 20" long. Please include this in the order notes, otherwise you will receive the silk cord.
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