Nature's Place

A Flower …

Small wasp feeding on the pokeweed flowers found growing wild in the bush.

*Click on the pictures for a proper look … and click again

Blue billygoat weed for background. Another food crop for the little ones when much else is dormant.

The plant, ink/pokeweed, is said to be poisonous and it probably is, I haven’t tried it, and probably won’t.

Though I have tasted the dark ripe berry, where I got my seeds, and dried them in the sun. Before I knew.

It’s what children do with luscious dark red berries, though a ‘natural’ caution kept it to a taste, not a meal. … With a bit of luck I’ll have my own pokeweed plants flowering around the garden soon enough.

by another name. Pokeweed, or inkweed, and others. It depends on who is telling.

I like it for the fact it flowers when most other plants are not, it feeds the little ones.

In spite of it being poisonous to people who don’t know how to use it, or use it properly.

Everything has its place and this flower will be growing in the garden soon enough, with some luck.

The seeds are in the fridge for a while to come and then we’ll see what may be.

The garden calls out ‘yes’. And nature will have its way, within beauty being.

© Mark Berkery ……. Click on those pictures for a closer look



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  1. Nil said, on 25/08/2019 at 2:03 am

    Lovely… :-)

  2. Cate said, on 23/08/2019 at 9:47 am

    Lovely images and a gentle reflection, as I’ve come to expect from you, Mark. May you have pokeweed blooming in your garden soon!

    • Mark said, on 23/08/2019 at 11:43 am

      Thanks Cate. The garden is a symphony, just waiting for direction from the sun and rain. I play the triangle, a tap here and a tap there – inkweed is coming.

  3. artemisix said, on 23/08/2019 at 8:36 am


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