The Urbanity of Wild Plants
Cooperation is the wild plants’ middle name,
up against grey facades
or a world of red brick.
Urban spread amongst wild plants,
can be true development in acceptance of their presence.
Wild plants needn’t be fenced out
for they too enjoy a pole dance
helping to entice bees, other pollinators, butterflies and ladybugs.
They may try to knock on your door
and should you open your door you will spy one looking pretty in pink,
another glowing yellow
and yet another working in a close colourful harmony.
They might stand alone
or in concert with others.
Step by step
circling the detritus of the city
adding a flash of green
they begin to hug the buildings
in their quest to quietly and gently green our cities.
Photos: © Leora Rosner