9th September

Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting will appear, along with moon phases, saints days, seasonal plants and other festive celebrations.

You can find out more about the concept of the Eightfold Year here.

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Onwards and Upwards!


Barley and Poppies, August 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, September 2016:
New Moon – September 1, 10:03
First Quarter – September 9, 12:48
Full Moon – September 16, 20:05
Last Quarter – September 23, 10:56




The Old Shed Door, The Plot, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Days and Observances:
Ciarán of Clonmacnoise
Peter Claver
Synaxis of Ss. Joachim and Anna, an Afterfeast. (Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches)

Chrysanthemum Day or Kiku no Sekku (Japan)
Day of the Victims of Holocaust and of Racial Violence (Slovakia)
Festivity of Our Lady of Arantzazu (Oñati)
Independence Day or Republic Day, celebrates the proclamation of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in 1948.
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Tajikistan from USSR in 1991.
Izmir Independence Day, celebrates Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's capture of Izmir, Turkey, from Greece in 1922. (Turkey)
Statehood Day (California)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Scorpio: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages, Lettuce, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Broad Beans or Peas*

Also on this day:

1513 – James IV of Scotland is defeated and dies in the Battle of Flodden Field, ending Scotland's involvement in the War of the League of Cambrai.

1543 – Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.

1739 – Stono Rebellion, the largest slave uprising in Britain's mainland North American colonies prior to the American Revolution, erupts near Charleston, South Carolina.

1939 – Burmese national hero U Ottama dies in prison after a hunger strike to protest Britain's colonial government.

1956 – Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

1971 – The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, which eventually results in 39 dead, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.

* more information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here.