21.9.10

Allies

My plant allies this spring are the perennial herbs.
The strong potent roots revealing and releasing their energy,
Full of promise after the cold and darkness inward,
stored potential,
restored,
anchored strongly,
bursting forth into sunshine and warmth.


This spring movement feels very significant to me in this season.

6 comments:

Melissa van Boekhout said...

hmm, the gardening feeling is strong, despite the rain and snow, my greenhouse is full of little green shoots, can't wait to have the garden full too...

Sandra - too heavy to stand on a soapbox, but undeterred said...

Hi Gilly
What are the names of the perennials in your photos? I love perennials at the moment because they survive despite lack of attention. Today I could be sowing seeds and giving my garden attention but alas the weather is 138% atrocious.

Gillybean said...

Hi Sandra, the top one is Echinacea. I'm pleased it's coming up in a big clump this year cos it's one I use for toothache and ulcers. The bottom one is Lovage, smells lovely, I use it in soup mainly. I'm waiting for the Elecampane to come up too. Weather here totally sucks too, but being time poor is the real hurdle keeping me from the garden.

Murphyfish said...

Seems strange to be reading of spring bursting forth whilst here the cloak of Autumn has arrived, lovely pics by the way.
John

Ruth said...

Thank god for gardening,it's about the only thing keeping me sane at the moment. I was just out checking for my lovage the other day and couldn't see any shoots... hope the frost didn't get it!

Leanne daharja said...

Beautiful photos :-)