Magickal Herb Garden
I have chosen to base this herb garden on the four elements of Air, Earth, Fire and Water. The center of the garden will contain a statue of a man and woman embracing. These are symbolic of the God & Goddess. At the base of the statue, there will be white and purple flowers to represent spirit. At each of the four colored points in the walkways, there will be a special tile in the ground to represent that element. The walkways and surrounding circle will consist of stepping stones or cobblestones.
At this point, I would like to say that I am more comfortable with placing air to the north (winds of winter) and earth to the east (the earth comes alive in the spring). I also feel it gives a more consistent feel when one considers the circle. Water is west and is a feminine symbol therefore I place a feminine symbol (earth) opposite of water. Fire in the south would then be opposite of air and both are masculine symbols. So, when completing the circle, this causes an alternating of feminine, masculine, feminine, masculine as you walk around the circle.
Bed A represents the element of Air and will contain clover, oregano, parsley, sweetgrass, palm, lavender, dandelion, mint, borage and bluebells. I would also place a pole from which hangs windchimes.
Bed B represents the element of Earth and will contain ferns, honeysuckle, jasmine, pennyroyal, blueberry, sage, and verbena. I would also include a large rock.
Bed C represents the element of Fire and will contain basil, bay, coriander, dill, garlic, rosemary, marigolds, sunflowers and parsley. I would also include a sundial.
Bed D represents the element of Water and will contain aloe, catnip, camomile, gardenia, lemon, lemon balm, rose, thyme, cucumber, lily, chives, pansy and strawberry. In this bed, I would include a birdbath.