New Project

I’ve been running Alchemy Works for 18 years, but the older I get, the more difficult it is for me. I do everything for the shop–I create all the formulas, source all the materials, make all the products, create the labels, pack and ship all the orders, maintain the site, do the taxes, everything. I’ve […]

The witch’s garden for 2012

Part of belladonna bed

I am still getting my plants ready for winter and have a bunch of pots to take inside this year. I usually avoid having indoor plants because my house is very small and I have a number of cats who are on the clumsy side. This year, though, I decided […]

Nightshades in the garden today: black nightshade, wild tobacco, jasmine tobacco, peppers, and wild petunias

Datura outpacing black nightshade

After taking some time to think it over, I went out today and began uprooting black nightshade plants that had grown in places other than where I planted them. For one thing, I don’t want it taking over my entire yard. I have a lot of other herbs out there, […]