Flowers in Bloom – Fennel

 

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Bronze Fennel stands tall to the right of her friends

This weeks “Flower in Bloom” is actually a herb – Bronze Fennel.

She has been a star in my garden for some years now, reappearing every spring after dying back each winter.  She is growing taller and more beautiful year on year.

I wanted to showcase her this week for her awesome role in my garden’s ecosystem.

My poor roses have recently been attacked by greenfly, so I was ready use my soapy water cure (my garden is organic) when I noticed a curious thing….

Thousands of greenfly began to migrate onto my dear Bronze Fennel.  She never complained!

A number of small birds lunched on those greenfly.  The snail population dined on her decimated stalks.

Happily, Bronze Fennel is renewing her feather like leaves as I speak, after her daring rescue mission.  God bless her!

A few of her neighbours are thriving once more:

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“James Galway” is smiling again!

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“Pilgrim” is blossoming too….

Everything in the garden is rosy ….  Please forgive the pun!


7 thoughts on “Flowers in Bloom – Fennel

      1. No, I’ve read about — and used — the Bach Flower Remedies in the past, but I’m not trained in them. Mostly I just grow herbs, make my own teas, and use a lot of essential oils for natural products.

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