Earlier this month, I posted about my fall gardening projects.
But I thought this one deserved it’s own post.
I’m told autumn is the ideal time to propagate roses—–which makes it a great time to sew the seeds of love for spring!
If your garden boasted a bountiful rose bush this summer and you plan to attend a spring/summer wedding next year, this spell makes a lovely gift for the new couple.
Also a nice spell to strengthen marriage or if you want to begin dating after a period of singleness.
Full disclosure: I never propagated roses before, which makes this an experiment for me!
I wish I knew the name of the gorgeous rose bush in my yard. Sadly, I remember not. But it grew exponentially over the summer. In mid-October, it still produces a few lovely blooms.
To start, find a stem with a spent flower on the end.
Cut at an angle about 6″ to 12″ down.
Here’s where it gets weird.
Slice a potato in half, and make sure to cut off the eyes. If the spell is for a specific couple, carve their names and birth dates into one half the potato. If it’s a general love blessing, carve love symbols into it.
Dip the end of the rose in ground cinnamon. Cinnamon is a classic ingredient in love spells. It also functions as a natural anti-microbial, which protects the roots from rot while they get established.
Stick the stem in the potato.
Deadhead the top, and place the potato base in a pot of dirt.
Include a piece of rose quartz.
Include a personal item in the pot from each person in the couple. Hair or scraps of clothing are traditional, but anything biodegradable will do. .
Or, if the spell is for general love attraction, write out the lyrics of a love poem or song on natural parchment paper and bury in with the root base.
Turn a glass jar upside down over the rose to keep it warm and moist until it roots. I used a leftover flower vase (I never know what to do with those, but it worked perfectly for this!)
Throughout the fall and winter season, dote on your little rose. Tuck eggshells in the soil to “fertilize” it—both the plant and the spell!
When the rose blooms in the spring, you’ll know love is on its way.