Today I have a card to share that features a photo I took in my garden.
The plant is Solomon's Seal and I purchased it many years ago at the Garden in the Woods in Framingham, MA. It tends to spread so you need to put it in an area that you want it to fill!
This is one area I planted it in our front yard under our beautiful Japanese Maple.
There are a few other plants here as well - but the Solomon's seal takes up the whole left side!
I will probably prune some out at the end of this season!
Here's a little info on the history of the Solomon's Seal plant for all you gardeners out there!
I Googled it and found this info here.
Solomon's Seal is named for King Solomon of Hebrew lore who was granted great wisdom by the Hebrew God and had a special seal that aided him in his magical workings, allowing him to command demons without coming to harm. According to herbal lore, King Solomon himself placed his seal upon this plant when he recognized its great value. Those with imagination can see the seal on the rootstock in the circular scars left by the stem after it dies back.
Solomon's Seal has a rich history that goes back many thousands of years. Herbalists and healers, both in Europe and North America and the Far East, have written about its diverse effects on numerous conditions. In 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Natural Resources Conservation Service) identified Solomon's Seal as a Culturally Significant Plant, noting its medicinal and restorative value among North American Tribal (Original Nation) peoples. It is our understanding that the National Institutes of Health is presently researching the benefits of Solomon's Seal for heart health.
My card was inspired by the following challenges:
Splitcoaststampers - Ways to Use it Challenge: Picture This
Use a photo
I was inspired by the sketch
I was inspired by all the natural greeneryStamps: Everyday Blessings - PTI
Paper: Rustic Cream, Cocoa Bean - PTI, Blue Distress Coredinations, Watercolor paper - Canson, Worn Wallpaper - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz
Ink:Hero Hues Black
Accessories: personal photo, scallop die - Ali Express/China