Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Tibetan prayer flag gardening

Awhile ago the yacht builder and her daughter came back from India bearing gifts of colourful Tibetan prayer flags, I strung one up to decorate the old grey privet who is strewn with subtle hues of equally grey air plants.

Funny thing......a month later the air plants flowered for the first time in 15 years, delicate long pink flowers- and yes, the old tree shot out 2 brand new glossy green shoots where the flags had hung- all quite unnecessary, as we adore this special little tree just the way he is - more about him later.

Our flags carry pictures of the galloping Wind Horse, four corners displaying Garuda, Tiger, Dragon and Snow Lion, sacred animals depicting wisdom, strength, confidence and joy.

Sacred Mantras are printed between, the bright colours depicting the five elements.

I've moved the flags to my veggie garden, their whispers free to blow in the wind, I'm unable to hear them, too busy to stop, but the plants are listening.


  1. What a thoughtful and beautiful gift! I know you will soon be harvesting amazing vegetables.

  2. Fingers crossed Pigtails...the broad beans looking good so far, huge rocket leaves, the peas a bit too eager to flower and the teeny tiny spinach plants seem reluctant to grow- but we'll get there!

  3. thanks for sharing.


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