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Attracting plant devas
Plants to attract the Fae to your garden.
If you feel the need to have a garden that attracts the plant devas and to start a relationships with them there are certain things you need to do.
One make a place that has water in it. You need to have a bird bath or fountain or some way for the devas to access water.
Certain plants attract them but truly all plants will attract some one. If you look up lists of plants that attract butterflies or hummingbirds you will attract active plant spirits.
So plant things that smell good or have bright colours, things attract the child in you.
You can start with rosemary, sage, columbine, osmanthus, roses, abutilons, lantana, morning glory, ivy, coleus and coral bells all work.
Vines and Lianas are great, like solanacea, moonflower, bignonia.
Trees that bear fruit and flower like citrus and the stone fruits, acacia.
Think about planting something and letting it go wild in one corner, you never know who might move in.
If you find you are attracting the neighborhood wildlife you will know you are on the right track especially if it is animals you wouldn’t normally find in an urban yard like large hawks or other raptors.
Start spending time sitting in your garden. Learn who the regular visitors are. The corbie family of birds recognize people and will communicate with you. Hummingbirds will buzz you and let you know they are there. Never put a hummingbird feeder up. They kill more hummers than they help. The sugar syrup goes bad quickly and breeds harmful bacteria which kill the hummers. It also makes them dependent on human and if you aren’t there to fill it they can starve. A hummer can starve in 4 hours if not feedindg. They hibernate in cold rainy weather and are the only birds known to do that.
Plant plants they can get sustenance from. Don’t plant double flowers unless you are also going to plant plants that are singles. Double plants are difficult if not impossible for insects and birds to drink from.
If your yard is wet enough for it put a toad house in and see if you can get one to move in. Difficult in Southern California but not other places.
Put a bat box up. A single small bat can eat 1000 mosquitos an hour and some larger ones can eat more. They are very good for the environment and you. And don’t be discouraged if you only get squirrels at first. Squirrels are the vanguard. If they are happy the others will come too.
Oh, and use no pesticides or harmful products is a given.
Anyway, those are some helpful hints to start you out.
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