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
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.
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.