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Mama Yasmini's Place

Magickal Garden - "O"
with Plants named in
Scott Cunningham's
Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
from Llewellyn Pubishing

Oak (Quercus spp.)

This tree is one of the oldest pagan plants. Druids would not meet unless there was an oak tree in the area of the ritual, witches were said to dance beneath it's boughs, and religious icons were often carved from the wood of the oak. Various parts of the tree (including the fruits) are used in rituals for protection, health, money, healing, potency, fertility, and luck.

Oak trees are beautiful, fast growing trees that are unequaled for their use as ornamental, shade and lumber trees. Many can be raised in containers for patios and balconies. They thrive in almost any type of soil and are maintenance free. However, the seeds (acorns) are viable for only a short period of time and must be shipped fresh in the fall and winter as they arrive to us. They can only be ordered between October 1st -January 30th. They can not be put on back order. The page for these seeds will be linked to this page in August of 1999 to allow you to make your choices well in advance of the ordering dates.

HE04 - Acorns (Quercus spp.) - Whole/Cut - $2.00/ounce

HE439 - Nut Galls/Aleppo (Quercus infectoria) - Whole/Cut/Powder - $4.00/ounce

HE441 - Oak Bark, Red (Quercus rubra) - Cut/Powdered - $3.00/ounce

HE442 - Oak Bark, White (Quercus alba) - Cut/Powdered - $4.00/ounce

HE443 - Oat Straw (Avena sativa) - Cut/Powdered - $2.00/ounce

Oat straw is basically used only in those spells intended to bring money into the home or business.

2228 Common Olive (Olea europaea)

This is a long-lived, useful tree that can be grown in any temperate climate. Although it can reach 30' outisde, it can also be grown in containers. The tree itself is attractive with small, willow-like, silvery leaves, clusters of small yellowish flowers, and olives. It usually becomes gnarled with age giving the tree much character. It bears the olive of commerce that reach around 1" and are filled with oil. The tree is useful in desert gardens and in poor soil, but is also attractive as street, lawn and specimen trees, giving the area a Mediterranean effect. 5 seeds $2.50

It was olive oil that was used in lamps in ancient times to light temples. As with capers, olives can be eaten to increase a man's potency and are also eaten by women to increase their fertility. The fruit, leaves and the oil can be used in fertility rituals, as well as in healing, protection and peace rituals.

B1728 Russian Olive/Oleaster (Elaegnus angustifolia)

This tree, which grows to about 20' tall, was known as wild olive in ancient times. It has a hard, fine grained wood that was much used for wood carving. It is a very hardy tree with silvery leaves and fragrant, summer-blooming flowers. 5 seeds $1.95

HE66 - Bitter Orange Peel (Citrus aurantium) - Cut/Powdered - $2.50/ounce

HE446 - Orange Flower Petals (Citrus sinensis) - Cut/Powdered - $5.00

HE448 - Sweet Orange Peel (Citrus sinensis) - Cut/Powdered - $3.00/ounce

Oranges - another "flower" associated with love, especially weddings - can also be used in divination, luck and money spells.

Orchid (Orchis spp.)

Any of the roots of the genus Orchis are often used in magick - Adam & Eve roots and Lucky Hand root just to name two.

HE561 - Salep Root (Orchis mascula) - Whole/Cut/Powdered - $11.00/ounce

HE451 - Oregon Grape Root (Berberis aquifolium) - Cut/Powdered - $5.00/ounce

Carry a piece of this root to draw money to you or place some in your cash register or cash box to draw money and customers to your business. It will also make you popular - hopefully not because you have money.

HE453 - Orris Root (Iris florentina) - Cut/Powdered - $5.00/ounce

This is another wonderful love herb - and one of Mama's favourites. However, it can also be used in protection and divination ritusla and blends.