Flowers in Bloom – Fennel
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:
“James Galway” is smiling again!
“Pilgrim” is blossoming too….
Brigid P. Gallagher is a retired natural medicines therapist, passionate organic gardener and author of “Watching the Daisies- Life lessons on the Importance of Slow,” a holistic memoir dedicated to the art of mindfulness and healing from debilitating illness.
She lives in Donegal, Ireland – an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/r5GCjaetgZk
Categories: My Donegal Garden