The good news is that the vibration of the new Venus Garden combination remedy, Equanimity, matches the spectacular beauty and vibration of the garden itself.  The not so good news is that my photos of the garden don’t do it justice. All I can say is give this one a chance regardless of my photos, because it is an incredible support to keep calm, cool, collected and cheerful no matter the circumstances we find ourselves in.

I wish I had done better with the camera because this was an extraordinarily lovely and uplifting garden.  I comfort myself that at least the Angels and Elementals did better translating the garden into an Essence for you all than I did translating the experience of being in this garden into a photograph.  And the Essence is MUCH more important than a photograph of the garden so that is good.

Here is the write up for this garden I have added to the Venus Garden collection section of the website.  This Essence is good to go!  And how glad we have been about that!  It is one we have been leaning on ourselves through this tumultuous time. It amazes me how often I need to reach for this one to help me simmer down and find my center.


This year’s Venus Garden was a glorious mandala of Zinnias in the shape of a Star of David. At the heart of the garden were rings of Heliotrope and Mehera White Marigolds while Each of the six triangles in the Star of David was planted in a different color Zinnia: lime green, pink, coral pink, magenta, orange and one triangle in white and gold. White Snapdragons and Sweet Alyssum punctuated the tip of each triangle. A vibrant and beautiful garden, it flourished through the extremes of a hot and very dry summer. No matter how many Flowers we picked, it never looked as if we had cut a blossom.

After we planted the garden, a GHF beloved asked if we were working on an Essence that would help her remain poised, happy and able to appreciate the joys of life during a time of challenge and suffering. The Angels said yes, this year’s Venus Garden would be about that. We could feel how true this was for the garden kept us all buoyed up during a summer of challenges. This garden had an uplifting vibration of joy but also a steadiness. It was expansive and elegant but also sturdy. We savored its energy and awaited the call to make it into an Essence. We knew it was going to be a very good one!

When the Angels told us it was time to make an Essence from the garden, they said the name of this Venus Garden Flower Essence combination mix was Equanimity.

Equanimity is defined as the state of being calm, composed, even tempered especially in difficult situations. Equanimity is the ability to remain poised and in balance even when pressed by painful experiences of failure and loss. It is not so much not caring, as being able to care in a calm and emotionally balanced way.

Were we ready for this Essence? All we could say was, yes, thanks! And here she is!

Here are some of my attempts to photograph this garden.



Sarah and I begin to plant the garden in the end of May.


An early photo when the plants were quite small but beginning to blossom, and the Star of David shape is still easy to see.


Pippa settles into the garden for the season.






An apologetic postscript- I was certain that the Taiwan Flower Essence collection labels, ordered a month ago, would be here by now, but they are not.  I apologize for my confident promise that we would launch the Taiwan collection this week.  If this delay continues ( and we are trying to get some information from the label company), we may well post the descriptions before the labels arrive and just use Green Hope Farm farm labels until they arrive.

We Begin the Roll out of New Flower Essences in our Library of Essences!

When I first made Flower Essences in the late ’80’s I had no sense of mission beyond the deep pull I felt to Flower Essences and to cooperative partnership with the Angels and Elementals.


As events unfolded, I looked to the Angels and Elementals to guide me in all things Green Hope Farm. I knew next to nothing about running a business or a farm, and their advice made all the difference.


I also asked my partners to help me fulfill the mission of Green Hope Farm whatever that was. Eventually it was hard to miss that a significant part of this mission involved us creating Flower Essences from many places all over Earth.


To this end, the Angels and Elementals sent us beloved staffers who joined family members in the project of setting off around the world to make Flower Essences for Green Hope Farm.


Now our bottling room is a library of Flower Essences collected from all over the Earth, a library that requires a MAP for new staffers to find their way around!


Green Hope Farm now offers Flower Essences from Patagonia, Japan, Costa Rica, St John US Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Mediterranean islands of Sicily and Santorini, the Camino de Santiago in Spain, Ireland, Scotland, the American Southwest, Northern California, the American Rockies and a very extensive collection of Flower Essences from Flowers that grow wild and cultivated in the hills of northern New England.


To add to this diversity, in a matter of days we will officially launch our new collection of Flower Essences from TAIWAN!!! As soon as their labels arrive (hopefully next week) this collection will be ready to share with one and all!


To have this library of global Flower Essences at our disposal feels precious and timely. Light pouring into the planet requires us to hold more light. Holding more light requires we work through any glitches in our electrical system impeding the flow of this light. Specific Flowers from specific places can help with these specific glitches.

Our expanding light is inseparable from our experience as part of our planet. Even if we stay mostly in the same geographical place (as I now do), part of humanity’s collective journey is to be more global in our experience of ourselves. Flower Essences from all over the globe help us in this work. With Flower Essences from other places, we can receive the balancing wisdom of worlds far from our geographical home.


We are not separate from our beloved Earth. We are of her and one with her. Flower Essences help us awake to this.


The introduction of the Taiwan Essences feels particularly significant. As you read their descriptions next week, I think you too will feel as I did that these Flower Essences express a different point of view from Flower Essences made from Flowers in the west. It feels incredibly auspicious and wonderful that the Green Hope Farm Flower Essence library will now contain these gems from Taiwan.

Before presenting the Taiwan Essences and others new this fall, I want to share one of the new Flower Essences we made here this summer. It holds the intention of helping us bridge any gap we may feel between east and west. It offers its help so we can make the most of the Taiwan Flower Essences and receive their great gifts more fully. It also brings its own unique gifts complete in themselves.

This Flower Essence is Himalayan Balsam. Here is the description of this Flower Essence, now available from the Wildflower collection


Himalayan Balsam Impatiens glandulifera

an East-West door opener offering an energy of universal love

Himalayan Balsam is a wild impatiens introduced from the Himalayan mountains to gardens in the west in 1839. Easily grown from seed, this Flower blossoms in exuberant shades from pale pink to deep purple. With its explosive seed dispersal, excellent germination and high nectar production, Himalayan Balsam soon leaped from cultivated gardens into the wild. I found it growing abundantly in a marshy area next to a patch of Jewelweed, a native North American Flower from the same Impatiens family as Himalayan Balsam.

The history of Himalayan Balsam in the west is dramatic. It was marketed in Great Britain as “a poor man’s orchid”, because it could be inexpensively grown by anyone even as its beauty rivaled Flowers in the greenhouses of the upper class. Some viewed this as making Himalayan Balsam “splendid in its invasiveness.”

Others saw the plant as a menace to eco-systems everywhere, and this is the attitude that has prevailed. “Balsam bashings” in which people go along riverbanks and other wetlands to destroy this Flower are very popular. Meanwhile, current research describes these bashings as a highly destructive practice that does considerable damage to local eco-systems and makes way for more unfortunate plant introductions.

It’s hard not to feel that there is something more going on here with these plant bashings than getting rid of an invasive specimen. When a plant evokes this sort of extreme response, there is almost always something energetic going on!

This plant holds a very strong energy of inclusiveness and global connectivity. It encourages us to embrace anything we have viewed as “other” be it an unknown within ourselves or a stranger from a world away. Its inclusive connectivity of east and west seems to have made it a target as not all people want to connect these worlds or view them as equal.

Here at the farm, we feel that Himalayan Balsam is a great gift from the east. In fact, we ushered this Essence onto the property with a sacred ceremony of welcome. This Flower is a beloved that we have waited for. Its arrival just as we launch our new collection from Taiwan felt significant. We feel this Essence will help all of us more fully experience the Flower Essences from Taiwan as it acts to open the door more fully to the gifts of this entire collection.

We also feel that along with opening the doors to this new collection, Himalayan Balsam floods us with its own particular love and profound energy of universality and equality in diversity.

Here this lovely new friend speaks, “Arriving from the Himalayas, I bring forward my eastern wisdom about universal love. My western cousin, Jewelweed helps you to handle irritation and explosive emotion especially when the irritation springs from rubbing up against energies that do not match your own. I come to the fore to demonstrate an energy of peaceful coexistence and loving kindness amidst great diversity. I am a vibration of love that brings worlds together. I come to work with brother Jewelweed to help transform community vibrations from anger management to an experience of embracing each other with complete love and appreciation for differences.”

I AM Love unbound.


Rising Vibrations and Flower Essences that Can Help


Here at the farm we often see patterns in the Flower Essences that fly out of here to all you beloveds. We love these patterns and how they remind us how connected we truly are.

Sometimes the patterns are unexpected and mysterious.  A Flower Essence that has had a quiet presence on our shelves will suddenly be in demand from people and animals all over Earth. Sometimes the patterns make more sense to us.  This is the case for what people are asking for right now.

Grounding and Silver-rod are two of the Flower Essences that are flying off the shelves right now, and we are glad for every bottle we send off.

The planet is in one of its electrical voltage upticks and all of us inhabitants must work very hard to stay in sync with this rising voltage.

These upticks are part of the magnificent destiny of our planet, but this higher voltage does require work for us to assimilate.


Our Grounding Flower Essence combination mix helps us better connect to the Earth. This helps us in many ways during this kind of uptick in planetary voltage. With a better connection to Earth, we tap into the wisdom of the Earth about how to handle this electrical uptick and raise our own vibration.

In addition, when we are grounded to Earth we are much less likely to electrically short circuit. Any voltage snafus can be released and dissipated into the Earth.

Another gift of this mix is that many of the Flower Essences in Grounding are Tree Flower Essences. Trees know how to be both out in the world but also deeply rooted in the Earth.

There is something about this particular stretch of rising vibration that has left people feeling unable to figure out how to calm their electrical systems when they are out in the world or feel connected to the place where life has planted them. The Grounding mix helps with both of these issues, as again, this is what trees are all about.


Just as this voltage is moving through the electrical grid of Earth, it must move through our electrical systems as well. The Silver-rod helps us manage the movement of this electrical energy through our electrical system. Voltage/Life force energy enters at the crown of our heads. It then wants to move through our bodies then ground in the Earth. Silver-rod helps coordinate the movement of the voltage through our systems. I think of this Essence as helping the master conductor within us to know how to move all the energy.


Here are some other Essences that may be helpful right now as we collectively manage the biggest shift in the electrical vibration to date.

Outburst– If you feel you are fritzing out with unexpected and extreme emotions or feel electrically overheated, this one can help to release the overcharge in more benign ways than electrical glitches or emotional scenes.


Rosa Gallica– If you feel like you can’t quite feel at home or connected to where you are geographically on Earth or you have this persistent sense of just not clicking with your locale, ancient and wise Rosa Gallica can help you connect your personal energy grid to the electrical grid where you are.

Just about everyone can benefit from Rosa Gallica, but it is particularly helpful for those who travel a lot and those who have just moved.

Moving to a new geography makes the work of assimilating the new higher voltage more challenging. Your electrical system is used to being plugged into a certain place. Those who have moved or who travel a lot must ground to new terrain as well ground the higher voltage in their electrical systems. Since our systems are so taxed right now by assimilating this higher vibration, it is very hard to also have to figure out how to plug into a new electrical grid as well.

For those of you on the go, besides working with Grounding and Rosa Gallica, I would also suggest resting more than usual, going barefoot if possible, drinking more water, and during this particular stretch, cutting out nonessential travel.

I know this sounds extreme, but this is the most complicated vibrational shifts we have had to manage. It is very challenging for all of us to navigate this change and all the more so if we are constantly on the go, moving from one part of the electrical grid to another.

We need Earth’s help right now to assimilate this vibrational uptick and when we move around all the time we have a harder time accessing this support. It is difficult for us if we are constantly having to plug ourselves into different places on Earth where we have no history.

For all of us, this electrical system upgrade will go more smoothly if we filter out  inappropriate electrical information and also don’t avail ourselves to other people trying to plug into our electrical systems in order to solve their own electrical issues.  Golden Armor helps with both of these issues.  As we work to keep other people out of our electrical field, it’s important to remember that this isn’t a mean thing to do.  It doesn’t help others to plug into us.  The Angels always say this is like a vacuum cleaner trying to plug into another vacuum cleaner.  We all need to plug into the source of the voltage, not something else moving the voltage.


I have mentioned Linden before for those born before 1978. We have a different electrical circuit board that needs updating to adapt to the higher voltage. This Essence helps with this adaptation process.


Often when we go through one of these stretches of electrical change, we may experience headaches. These can be helped with Snapdragon and Grapefruit, as these two Flower Essences help our cranial plates adjust to the rising vibrations.

It wouldn’t be a blog by me if I didn’t mention Flow Free. If you feel that the higher voltage is getting stuck anywhere in your system, this will help to get the voltage FLOWING.

During this particular uptick, people are getting other symptoms, in part to get them to slow down in part because it is a very big rise in vibration . It is helpful for all of us to slow down, not just those people who have been traveling a lot. Our electrical systems are being very hard pressed by this particular uptick, and slowing down means the resources at our disposal can be used to adapt to the change.

Yes, there is a reason why you are tired or feel pressed right now. There is a lot going on electrically that is requiring a lot from you. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt that you are not being lazy if you don’t have the energy to do what you usually do.  You are not imagining things. Rest, take your Flower Essences, rest some more, trust the unusual inner promptings you get ie listen to the still small voice of the Divinity within. The challenge of grounding this higher energy is worth it. Despite surface appearances, we are heading towards a good place!


The Angels and Elementals LOVE YOU!


There are many different names for the Divinity in Nature. No matter what we call this intelligent force,  it holds the planet in form for us and welcomes us into greater loving partnership.

As a child, my experience of the deep goodness of Nature was a wordless one. Our conversations were of the heart.  I loved Nature and felt Nature’s love for me.  I felt safe and beloved in the woods, fields and ponds of my childhood realm.

When I first gardened as a young adult, it was again without any descriptive words for Nature beyond perhaps Mother Nature.  Much to my surprise and joy, in my late twenties I found myself hearing from plants in a way that was both a wild new adventure but strangely familiar.  FLOWERS WERE TALKING TO ME!

What can I say? I think most all of us have these experiences with Nature before we are civilized out of believing Nature has consciousness.

In these blossoming conversations with Nature, I learned there were two basic tasks that these friends were involved in.  The first task  was designing creation in all its particulars.  Those beings involved in this were the architects of all form as well as the architects of the emotional matrix we find ourselves in.  While I learned that some people call these beings Devas, I understood them to be from the Angelic kingdom and so I called these beings Angels.  I did not grow up hearing anyone talk about Angels, so for me this designation was fairly dogma free.  The description  Angels has always been a happy one for me.

I have learned over the years that this can be a loaded name for other people. These Angel friends do not care what we call them.  They are just glad to be called! I feel passionate about encouraging all of you to grow friendships with these Angel partners, but I understand that my language choices can be off putting!  Please don’t let it be!   Just as friends appreciate when we love them enough to give them nicknames, so too the beings I call Angels love it when we connect with them in any way using any nicknames!

The other primary group in Nature are those beings responsible for taking the idea of a thing and manifesting this as a form we experience as real.  This group manifests ALL form.  There are a lot of names for these beings including gnomes, elves, fairies, sylphs and undines.  None of these names reference their immense work but like nicknames, bring them close to us.

I probably picked the word Elementals to describe the Elementals for the same reason as I picked the word Angels.  The Elementals  are from the Elemental kingdom.  Sometimes I think I picked this word because the Elementals, who have a very big sense of humor about everything, enjoy the fact that typing the word Elemental is a toughie requiring focus.  I can’t begin to tell you how often I type the word wrong and  have to go back and fix it.  When I do, I always give them a little nod of appreciation. I think they like that.  It’s the pause that refreshes!

The Elementals often show themselves to us humans in the guises we have given them. People see fairies everyday! And we are lucky enough to hear many a story about this!  Thank you one and all for sharing these tales!  WE LOVE THEM!

Here at the Farm,  my eldest daughter Elizabeth saw gnomes and fairies when she was a small child.  She visited with them and knew them as her friends.  She would come in from playing in the fields to report things like, “Peter is wearing a pointed red cap and green shoes today.”  Peter is one of the resident gnomes encouraging me to write this post today!

I also remember this funny moment when I had just finished teaching a day long workshop about gardening with the Angels and Elementals here at the farm.  A participant came up to me and said, “I saw your children in an upstairs window when I arrived, all these little faces in a row, and then they were so quiet the whole day. I am impressed”  I had to tell her my children were not home!  She had seen a crew of Elementals!

All this to say, it doesn’t really matter what we call the Divinity in Nature, it’s just so vital for us all to know how very much they want and need our partnership right now.  Yes, they can keep on cleaning up the messes we make all by themselves.  Yes, they can go on creating Earth without us.  But it’s going to be so much more FUN and AMAZING as more of us work together with them to create a new Earth of greater light and harmony.

This, the Autumn Equinox, is a fabulous day to deepen your connection and friendship to the Angels and Elementals, whatever you call them.  It’s the official beginning to the growing cycle of the next year and the day in which we can give input about what we would like our template of learning to be about during the next year.

Consider taking some time to talk to the Angels and Elementals about your hopes and dreams for the coming year.  Consider asking them to help you come into deeper partnership with them.  If you think you might ask for this and then not have any experience of their friendship, remember you CAN ask for signs they are there.  And believe me, they will give you all the signs you want!


I cannot imagine my life without my friendships with the Angels and Elementals.  How they have filled my life with humor and love!  And Green Hope Farm Flower Essences? There would be no Green Hope Farm Flower Essences without them!   My whole life here has grown out of this ever deepening partnership. AND TODAY I THANK THEM ALL FOR THIS!

In the early days before the Angels and Elementals made their presence so abundantly clear to me, I felt that it would be an enormous leap to go from living and gardening on my own to doing it in conscious partnership with Angels and Elementals.  What they showed me is that it is not an immense stretch to be working together.  It is a natural state of being.  The connection exists already!  We exist in oneness with each other.  It just requires of us that we give the connection our attention.  It’s as easy as typing ELEMENTAL!

Back to School Flower Essence suggestions & other Q & A from Recent Email

Hello dear friends. Here are a few recent questions from email with my thoughts- I have changed the emails just enough to make them anonymous.

QUESTION:  Now that we are back to school here in New York City, I wondered if you had a handful of essences for helping with the adjustment to routine, sitting and listening, getting along with peers, doing HW independently etc.. And something for parents perhaps?

ANSWER:  Here are some possibilities:

Arbor Garden– for getting along with others and also falling into a harmonious rhythm both in the classroom and also at home as roles change within the family.

Flow Free– Helps us go with the flow of a new dynamic and routine

Grounding– Offers support for getting centered and fully present in the classroom and also for buckling down to homework as well.

Our new Venus Garden Essence for this season is called Equanimity- It is ready, though we won’t officially introduce it for a few more weeks- It would be great for parents! It’s all about helping us achieve equanimity!   I also like Eyes of Mary for helping us in the overview role-

QUESTION:  I have a fair amount of experience working with the Bach remedies, however, of late I am not getting the usual intuitive guidance as to how to address or best support my 2.5 year old son with them. And a good friend suggested I try your flower essences.

I feel somewhat overwhelmed these days as I am 7 months pregnant and we recently moved and my son is about to start nursery school. So it will be his first time away from me, and we are living in a completely different sort of place. My little boy is so sweet and loving, but lately he seems just intensely defiant and making a point to do things he knows he is not suppose to do. He seems miserable at times, on a daily basis. He is also in the midst of potty training, since they do not allow diapers at his new school.

ANSWER:  That does sound like a tremendous lot of change for you all to navigate- new geography – and to be expecting a lovely new baby soon- but also having your first beloved go to school for the first time- Both lots of joyful new things but also potentially stressful!

For your young son-

Grounding– This mix has a lot of very helpful Tree Flower Essences in it which are both sheltering as well as helpful as we put new roots down- It is a very calming mix – It might be good for all of you actually- the longer I am in this work, the more I feel that changing geographical locations is extremely complicated for our electrical systems- and that it takes much work for us to grow roots again and get our electrical system working in the same way as before a move- Rosa Gallica is another that is deeply helpful for this process.

Outburst– This mix helps us find balance and a benign way to discharge overwrought feelings- It is very helpful for kids and really smooths their energy-

Amaryllis is very helpful for potty training- That is an intense expectation for a boy to be trained by 2 and a half…. I had 4 kids and only one of them made that cut off- but we have had a lot of positive feedback from so many moms that this Essence made a big difference.  I think the Grounding will be helpful too- and actually the Outburst too-

Old Blush China Rose– This one helps us embrace the new but feel safe doing so- a very sheltering and lovely Essence.

QUESTION:  I came across your site. I had a question about ordering your Beyond Lyme Essence. Is the intention of this essence that Lyme is a real physical condition and that this essence spiritually assists the person in not becoming stuck in the disease process, or is it that Lyme is an “in your head” condition with no physical pathogenic causes?  I ask because the intention with which the remedy is made impacts its effectiveness. From reading the information on your site, I’m guessing it’s the first, not the latter. But I just wanted this confirmed.

ANSWER:  We live in the thick of Lyme territory, and we know it is a real disease- It shocks me that people could offer a product for Lyme that belittled the legitimacy of this illness- Wow- I guess it must be so given you asking about this- We sell a lot of Teasel Flower Essence to those dealing with Lyme disease and much Beyond Lyme to people as well- It feels like people gravitate to one or the other of these two Essences- We work very hard to make Teasel that works with all the chakras as strengthening the chakras especially the chakra where the tick initially bit the person has proven key to supporting the disease to move out of each person’s energy system-  The Beyond Lyme was developed by the Angels and comes in at a different angle to offer profound support-

The Angels helped me write a document about Lyme and the Beyond Lyme mix- I very much hope it does not suggest to anyone that Lyme is not a terrible disease affecting many physically.

I do not know anyone around here who is not dealing with Lyme disease either with someone they love or in some way. We are very serious in our efforts to support people and animals dealing with Lyme.

QUESTION:  You come highly recommended by a friend.  Perhaps you can make suggestions for my dog, Cooper, a 9 years old mix of australian shepherd and lab.  He weighs about 60 pounds. We lost our older dog in July 2015.  He was Cooper’s best friend. Cooper has always had skin issues.  He develops scabby brown crusts on his back, tail that show raw skin when brushed off.

He has a very red belly, where he licks a lot. His ears are itchy and exude a pale yellow colored goop. He chews his front paws, where he has lost some fur, and his eyes are itchy and exude goop, and he has lost some fur around his eyes.

We fostered Cooper’s litter from the shelter and helped all the others get adopted then kept Cooper. Cooper has always been stand-offish, feels nervous around small children, and is mainly attached to my husband, who he follows around from room to room, to just be nearby.  He doesn’t like to be petted or hugged very much.  He doesn’t like the top of his head petted, since he was a tiny puppy.  When he was very small, my son would hold him on his lap and they’d fall asleep together on the couch.  Now, when we’re out of the house, Cooper will go lay on the couch. I think he’s trying to soothe himself.  He is very sweet, and has come to see what I am typing.

Do you have suggestions for helping Cooper heal and get strong?

ANSWER: I am so glad your friend recommended you connect with us for your dear Cooper- Flower Essences speak the language dogs speak. Dogs just love them and get so much useful information from them- We are so often the call of last resort, and then the Essences give the animal just the information he or she needs to turn the situation around- Flower Essences also help animals feel profoundly seen and understood.

Suggestions for Cooper- I feel he is in grief still so I would suggest our Grief & Loss mix. Sounds like he misses your son as well as his dog companion.  This mix has many Essences that help animals as well as people feel connected and in community even when those they love are not physically present.  It is a deeply uplifting mix.

I would suggest Outburst  Healthy Coat and Golden Armor to address the skin issues- These Essences will help on a lot of levels- They are deeply helpful for this kind of skin situation.  They also bring other gifts that may be helpful for Cooper. For example, the Golden Armor helps an animal that doesn’t quite feel safe in the world to feel more safe as well as better able to protect himself from whatever is at the root of his skin challenges

I feel that Cooper might benefit from Sago Palm and perhaps also Vitality.  He seems to be run down in some profound life long way. I do not feel this has anything to do with you- maybe his genetic load from his parents?

Abandonment & Abuse remains a mainstay for rescues who continue to have issues from their childhood pre-rescue life- That is another one to consider.

As a community of Flowers, Angels, Nature Spirits, Dogs, Cats and even some People, Green Hope Farm can be a funny place……and I love telling you all about it!