By Victoria Fuller
It’s Sagittarius season! Whether you have Sagittarius as your sun, moon, rising sign, or anywhere else on your zodiac chart we thought it would be interesting to dive into some of the traditional Sagittarius traits and see how that would translate over to designing a raised garden bed with these plants and attributes in mind!
For those of you who are avid gardeners but aren’t too interested in the world of Zodiac signs, this post will still be handy to provide you some inspiration and perhaps to spark some astrological creativity in your garden!
Those born between November 22nd and December 21st have Sagittarius as their sun sign, and it’s a possibility that you may have Sagittarius in your astrological chart as well (this is determined by the precise time and location of your birth) so even if you are not born within this time frame there is a chance that Sagittarius could still have an impact on some of your traits (if you choose to believe in that sort of thing!).
Sagittarius generally have the following personality traits: Optimistic, outgoing, smart, loyal, intelligent, adventurous, outdoorsy, and compassionate! Now this sounds to us like the makings of a perfect gardener! This awesome article by Cosmopolitan has an excellent deep-dive into all things Sagittarius if you’d like some further information!
When we consider that it is November/December during Sagittarius season this does slightly limit our gardening options (especially for those of us living in chillier climates!) so we have made overall recommendations that we feel embody the traits of a Sagittarius as opposed to the actual gardening season that it finds its home in, so without further ado here are our recommendations for your Sagittarius garden:
Did you know that each zodiac sign has its own flower? Those who have Sagittarius as their sun sign are blessed to have the Carnations as their star sign flower! Carnations are known to symbolize love, captivation, and adventure (just like their Sagittarius counterparts) and they are known for their clusters of booms which can closely link to the loyalty that Sagittarius’ are known to show!
The beautiful and festive Holly is (understandably) one of the flowers that represent those who are born in the month of December (which encompasses plenty of Sagittarius’!), and this makes perfect sense for this star sign as Sagittarius’ can be known to be a little careless, and although Holly is a beautiful plant with stunning berries and shades, it can be a little prickly and harm its admirers unintentionally! Although Holly can grow to be up to 50 feet tall, it is also absolutely possible to grow this beautiful shrub in your raised garden bed, here is an excellent article by Better Homes & Gardens with lots of tips on how to grow your own festive Holly!
We mustn't overlook the November Sagittarius’! Sagittarius are known for being loyal, optimistic, and joyful, which are all traits that are often associated with Mums even though they tend to bloom later in the year! Chrysanthemums are the birth flower for the month of November which encapsulates a large portion of the Sagittarius star sign.
These beautiful blooms grow from bulbs so now is the perfect time to plant them in your raised garden bed to have them blooming in the Spring! Crocus are known to represent adventure as they tend to bloom in some of the most scenic and beautiful places, this makes them perfect to represent our adventurous and outdoorsy Sagittarius pals!
All of these beautiful flowers will thrive in a raised garden bed, and they aren't alone! Here is a link to an article on the incredible "The Creative Vegetable Gardener" website with a list of some other gorgeous blooms that you could grow in your raised garden bed!
So there we have it, four flower recommendations for your Sagittarius garden. We would absolutely love to see your spin on a Zodiac garden so please feel free to email us your photos at firstname.lastname@example.org or DM us on our Instagram page!