Garden Shrubs & Trees

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

The listed varieties do not represent the complete list of flowering shrubs and treess that grow in the Greater Victoria Region.  This list is one that represents ones that have been grown, foraged, researched and integrated into the lifestyle of  this author.  The references to gardens in the Greater Victoria Area refer to 3 separate gardening experiences that integrated the natural world for healing and discovery.  Beginning in James Bay the focus was for healing a broken community, in Oak Bay broken relationships and now Oaklands for deepening  connection with natural ways.

This list can be used to identify flowers in your own garden that can be culinary and medicinal, used for cosmetics, infused oils and vinegar’s, tinctures, flower essences and plant dyes.  For the more romantic you may wish to consider the hidden language and meaning of flowers!  For enriching your environment one may wish to pay attention to placement using color and or symbology of the plant.

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Butter Fly Bush (Buddleia davidii) ← click to read more

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by Renee Lindstrom

Butterfly Tree                                                                                             Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning: Transformation, Rebirth, Power of Attraction

 Deciduous

Natures Love Butterfly Tree Flower Essence

Renee's:
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Cherry Blossoms (Prunus)

EdibleMortar

by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Beauty of Life, New Life

 Deciduous

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Natures Love Cherry Flower Essence

Renee's: 
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Forsythia   (Forsythia intermedia)  ← click to read more

EdibleMortartea kettle

by Renee Lindstrom

Forsyhia cuttings                                                                                                  Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Anticipation, Transforation

 Deciduous

Buy Canadian Forsythia Seeds

Renee's: 
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Lilac

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Lilac    Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Lilacs                                                                                                                   Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Purity and Innocence

 Deciduous

Natures Love Lilac Flower Essence

Renee's: 
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) ← click to read more

by Renee Lindstrom

Rosemary                                                                               Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Remembrance

Evergreen

 Buy Canadian Rosemary Seeds

Rosemary Flower Essence

 Renee's: 
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)
 ♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Traditional Rose (White Rosa rugosa rubra)

EdibleMortartea kettle

pic by Renee Lidnstrom

Wild Rose                                                                                                               Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Love and adoration

 Deciduous

Natures Love White Rosa Flower Essence

Renee's:
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

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Bay Tree  ← click to read more

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by Renee Lindstrom

Bay Leaf                                                                                                                Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Wisdom and Intuition

Evergreen
Renee's:
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

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Cotoneaster Coral Berry (Bearberry Cotoneaster)

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Coral Berry                                                                                                Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Evergreen
Renee's:
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Camellia  (Camellia sinensis)

Camellia sinensis

Camellia Sinensis

 

Meaning:  Eternal Love

Evergreen
Renee's:
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Gingko   (Ginkgo biloba)  ← click to read more

Ginkgo

Ginkgo                                                                                                           Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Longevity and Enlightment

 Deciduous

Buy Canadian Ginkgo Seeds

Renee's:
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Fig Tree (Ficus carica)

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Fig Tree                                                                                                           Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Blessing and Security

 Deciduous
Renee's:
♥♥Oak Bay Garden (Relationships & Personal Healing: Placement & Symbology)

Privet (ligustrum lucidum)    ← click to read more

Mortar tea kettle Dye

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Glossy Privet                                                                            Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Invasion, Mildness, Prohibition

Evergreen

Natures Love Privet Flower Essence

Renee's: 
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Mortar tea kettle

by Renee Lindstrom

Tea Tree                                                                                     Photo by Renee Lindstrom

Meaning:  Strength and Harmony

Evergreen in warm climates
Renee's:
♥♥♥Oakland's Garden (Mindful Nature Health: Connection & Ecopsychology)

Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.


Copyright 2014 – 2018  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000
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