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.