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….

Happy Gardening.

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.


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