The Polyculture Project – Week 5 2020
A History of a Narcissist, Pollinating Flies, Cherry Blossom and other plants from the Forest Garden
That week flew by and speaking of flying, the first of the Swallows – Hirundo spp. have arrived in town, oblivious to the travel restrictions and quarantined only to earth :)
Levisticum officinale – Lovage with Ribes nigrum cv.- Blackcurrant in the background.
Plenty of Corona in the garden at the moment, fortunately only those of the bold Daffodils. In Latin, the Daffodils are called Narcissus and named after a beautiful hunter in Greek mythology that people were forever falling in love with. The hunter, Narcissus, was not having any of it and only showed disdain and contempt to his admirers. One day the Oread nymph Echo met him in the woods and alike many before, instantly fell in love. She followed him around the woods but Narcissus sensed that he was being followed and eventually Echo revealed herself to him and attempted to hug him. Narcissus, true to form, pushed her away in irritation and Echo, in despair, roamed around the woods for the rest of her life, and wilted away until all that remained of her was her sound.