In this weeks Sunday Stills – Plants
I enjoy meeting people with knowledge about plants.
Which means I have spent a good few hours in nurseries taking my time deciding which ones I would like to buy. A collection would then be taken home by car and a perfect place organised on our section. That was back when we owned land.
Nowadays, the use of pots [many pots] gives us just as much pleasure, without back breaking work, in creating our own urban jungle, inside and outside. Perhaps “jungle” is a slight exaggeration!
As I sit at the table writing this post on our balcony, someone below has stirred up the ground for a pair of cheeky sparrows flit nearby. There is no longer the riotous masses of colour erupting from my large round pots unlike they were in summer.
What is still happening now when the sun has warmed the air, is the visitation of bumblebees nuzzling their way to pollen. Their visit was the highlight of my mornings even more so than my first sip of coffee.
Why the over excitement? We have a lemon tree in a large pot which requires more attention than the fifty or so we planted on our small orchard we owned years ago. I am happy to relay that those trees and the 1000 odd olive trees we planted are still thriving and hopefully will be doing so in years to come.
Plants and trees are grown for pleasure, whether visually or food for our bellies. Many native trees and plants can create something more special – a forest, a jungle – a legacy for generations to enjoy.
What is Sunday Stills all about?
In Terri’s words:
Sunday Stills is a photography challenge with a weekly theme (similar to the now-defunct WPC). Each Sunday I post the weekly theme with images of my own interpretation. Any blogger is welcome to participate and interpret the challenge with their photos, poems, stories, music, etc!