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Thursday, 3 April 2014

Wallflower Meditation

Inspired by English cottage gardens and cottage gardeners.

Wallflowers may be old-fashioned, and may not get asked to dance as often as they should, but they are no shrinking violets, and will put on a sexy springtime display given half a chance. They are some of my favourite garden flowers.


am said...

We sought through meditation to improve our conscious contact with the Quince, the Wallflower and the Camino (-:

I'm reminded of George Harrison and his garden. Wondering if there was a place he could walk long distances in peace the way we can.

And of course, I'm thinking about Bob Dylan and his Wallflower son, Jakob. Wallflower pride!

The Solitary Walker said...

The quince, my emblem of the Camino.

I prefer cottage garden flowers (hollyhocks, delphiniums, alliums, foxgloves, wallflowers) to over-bright, hybridised show flowers — though I like all flowers. We've just bought a pack of wild flower seeds for sowing along the lawn edges to attract bees and butterflies.

'Purple clover, Queen Anne's Lace…' 'Roses are red, violets are blue, and time is beginning to crawl…' Though not a lot of flower names in Dylan songs.

Friko said...

meditating on flowers a brilliant idea.
And soon we’ll have many to choose from.
The modest ones are my favourites.

Suman said...

Beautiful! Yes, just like I find the dull and rather pesky seagull more attractive than the boisterous peacock. :-)

Susan Scheid said...

I love wallflowers. The old-fashioned flowers are in many ways the best. We're not able to grow them where we are, so it's particularly lovely to see them here.

The Solitary Walker said...

Thanks Friko, Suman and Susan for your comments. (There's a lot to be said for sparrows and seagulls.)