Prayer Flags in the Garden, Erosion Love

The garden has run to chaos,
since we have been traveling
and I have been sick, it has all
reverted to it’s wild state.
The erosion prayer flags look
right at home here.

I’ve decided that except for
a few surviving squash plants,
I will let it lie fallow and let
the strong liver and kidney
herbs have their way for this
season.

The giant burdock, whose roots
I will harvest in the fall, the yellow
dock, another root, and gravel root too.

Taming this land is always a battle
with brambles and these herculean herbs.
So this year they win and in Spring
I will begin again.

Our yellow dock is blooming and the seed
heads are quite lovely.

The stiff liver color stems and the small seed heads with
their markings make a flower to me.

Prunella vulgaris,
all heal, self heal,
is one of my favorite
herbal garden companions
with it’s purple flower head
and delicate green leaves.
It is always welcome here.

Wild indeed…

8 Responses to “Prayer Flags in the Garden, Erosion Love”

  1. Snap June 27, 2010 at 11:49 pm #

    Wild and glorious! The perfect spot for your bundle prayer flags!

  2. Dorthe June 28, 2010 at 8:11 am #

    Love your erosion prayer flags,
    and your wild garden ,kind of reminds me of my grandma,even it was not wild,but only big,and old.
    Will be back,
    Dorthe

  3. Roses, Lace and Brocante June 28, 2010 at 10:29 am #

    I just LOVE it anyway!

    The flowers you've photographed are so sweet and that's what real gardeners are looking at.

    We can't DO everything!xo

  4. Marilyn Rock June 28, 2010 at 4:19 pm #

    Love the erosion prayer flags! They appear right at home there! Lovely! Hope you are feeling better. xxoo

  5. amy June 28, 2010 at 4:19 pm #

    I love these photos and the look of your flags in nature. I cut out all the fabric and doo das for my flags and haven't sewn them. I wasn't going to put them out to erode necessarily but now I wonder if they would look better if I did. Hmmm Did you make wishes on all of these before setting them out?

  6. Mrs Moen June 28, 2010 at 7:39 pm #

    Your garden looks like a wonderful place to explore and breathe. If you don't mind me borrowing your idea, I would love to use one of the scraps from my bundles to put a little prayer flag outside too.

  7. Candace June 30, 2010 at 3:21 am #

    Oh Corinne! Your garden is just wonderful. I felt like I was there, just resting and looking. Thank you for sharing. Mine has done nothing, that's how fierce the heat has been here…
    I hope you are doing well!
    Candace

  8. Heloise July 1, 2010 at 11:49 am #

    I love your prayer flags. They fit in so well with the environment.

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