Along the Garden Path: Horoscope Garden


By Charlene Thornhill - Along the Garden Path



Each day we read our horoscope and wonder what’s in-store for the day. Did you ever wonder what flowers reflect your sign and why you are drawn to certain colors?

Aries (March 21 – April 19) The Aries garden will be filled with plants, flowers, and trees that have red berries, blossoms, and leaves. Holly bushes, geraniums, and maples are good choices for a Ram. Thorn-bearing trees like hawthorns can also light this sign’s fire, as can prickly plants like thistles, nettles, and cacti.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) this garden will be abundant, fragrant, and sprawling. Ideally, the Taurus garden will face southwest, and have a sunken portion that makes you feel close to the earth. Fragrant plants and flowers like roses, lilacs, poppies, and sweet peas are associated with this Venus-ruled garden.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20) the garden belonging to Gemini should face east. The space will be filled with light and air, giving a feeling of spaciousness and infinite possibility. Nut-bearing trees like walnut, hazel, hickory, and pecan are perfect for this sign’s garden, as they symbolize brain power.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22). The Cancer garden is quiet and contemplative. The focal point of this oasis should be an asymmetrical pond that has curved paths leading to it. Stay away from straight lines and well-trimmed bushes in this garden. Moon Children will benefit more from flowerbeds with natural contours and low-lying foliage, as they mimic this sign’s appreciation for subtlety. Cancers have a deep appreciation for white flowers, and gravitate to lilies, Queen Anne’s lace, honeysuckle, and hydrangeas

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22). The ideal Leo garden faces south, so it will be filled with the life-giving rays of the Sun. Flowers with bright orange and yellow blossoms symbolize this sign’s vibrant energy, so be sure to plant copious amounts of marigolds, sunflowers, and nasturtium here. A fire or outdoor stove is the perfect addition to this sign’s garden.

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22), the garden belonging to Virgo is tidy and structured. It should face west and include a well-trimmed lawn. Blue and yellow flowers with small blossoms reflect the Virgin’s appreciation for detail. Buttercups, sanvatalia, violets, and chicory will provide this garden with plenty of visual interest. This sign is a big believer in herbal remedies. Circular flower beds and potted plants greatly appeal to Virgo’s desire to condense and consolidate energy. A circular metal table surrounded by round-backed chairs will invite this sign to sit down and enjoy a cold beverage with a few well-chosen friends.

Libra (Sept.23 – Oct. 22), the ideal Libra garden should be a place of grace and refinement. Flowers that attract birds, butterflies, and bees are all favorites of Libra. Zinnias, black-eyed Susan’s, and impatiens are good choices. Plants like milkweed, clematis, and butterfly bushes will also attract beautiful creatures from miles around.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21), the garden belonging to Scorpio should face north, so it will be a still, shady oasis. Clinging vines and trailing plants with long tendrils also appeal to this tenacious sign. Of course, a water feature like a bird bath or fountain is always favored for this sign’s garden. As far as herbs are concerned, basil and stinging nettle have been historically linked with Scorpio.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21). The Sagittarian garden is a place for tremendous growth. Tall trees, flowers, and plants abound in this space. Hedges should be cut in straight lines and kept well-trimmed to keep the gardens energized. A tall trellis, a picket fence, and a wooden garden gate are also good additions to the Sagittarian garden, as these elements draw the eye upward. Archers are visionaries and want an oasis that evokes endless possibility. This sign prefers purple flowers like azaleas, anemones, and irises. This sign loves to eat al fresco with their army of friends.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19), the ideal Capricorn garden is formal but comfortable. This ultra-practical sign enjoys putting a certain amount of land aside for vegetables. A formal patio covered with flagstones is perfect for Capricorn’s entertaining style. Capricorn rules the skeleton, so herbs like comfrey and Solomon’s seal are good for this sign’s garden, since they promote bone strength.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18), the garden belonging to Aquarius has an unusual design. It’s also sparse but beautiful – this sign is a big believer in the concept that “less is more”. Clipped, rounded topiaries are also suited to this sign’s sensibilities, because it is intrigued by interesting shapes.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20). The Pisces garden is conducive to daydreaming. There’s no better place to put a well-stocked goldfish pond than in a Pisces garden. Delicately scented flowers like freesia and lilacs also appeal to this sign. Soft, spongy moss will soften any sharp lines that threaten to disrupt the flow of this oasis. Above all, this garden should be sheltered from public view, as its primary function will be to provide the owner with a peaceful retreat from the cold, cruel world.

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By Charlene Thornhill

Along the Garden Path

Charlene Thornhill is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves Daily Advocate readers weekly with her community column Along the Garden Path. She can be reached at chardonn@embarqmail.com. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

Charlene Thornhill is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves Daily Advocate readers weekly with her community column Along the Garden Path. She can be reached at chardonn@embarqmail.com. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.