Saturday, 10 May 2014

Self Sown

These Aquilegias (Granny's Bonnet) and Borage plants are self sown.  They grow around the perimeter of the garden softening what could be a hard landscape.  Whereas I like a bit of order in the garden I don't like it looking too contrived and these wildflowers give the garden a naturalistic feel.

I think if I was a plant I would be a self sown wildflower.  I would probably be something insignificant to the human eye but provide a source of food to the bees and insects and contribute to the ecosystem as a whole.

I have been doing a lot of thinking recently about my place in society and where I am heading.  I am non-existent in many ways and without being melodramatic, would be missed by few.  Like a dandelion struck from the soil, there would be many others popping up to compensate for the loss of one.

Maybe a reinvention is in order?  Never fear, like the perennial weed - I will be back :)


KC'sCourt! said...

Aquilegias is one of my favourite flowers!
You would certainly be missed by me! You do exsist.
Julie xxxxxxxxxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I would miss you Simone!!
I love your aquilegias, snails or slugs or something have striped mine, I can never catch anyone in the act. I'm furious with them whoever they are!
V xxx

Rosie said...

I'd miss you! The aquilegias in our garden are taking over. When we first moved here there were just a few plants in one bed now they are all over and many different colours too:)

Judy Hartman said...

I get a chill when you write posts like this, Simone. You are very much valued by your blogging friends and we would miss you very much! I don't think you have an idea of how talented and lovely you are!
Wishing you sunshine and a lush garden!!xxx

greenthumb said...

Yours are so pretty, the bloody fence men walked all over mine.

Ethel Johnson said...

Granny's bonnet? I should be on it with a sonnet! I'd miss your rhyming fun so don't go anywhere...xx