Green Man

March 6, 2015 garden 009


Jack, the Verdant One,

Re-born in earliest spring

From winter’s slumber.

Light, warmth, wind and water

Call you back into being.


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Your face is everywhere:

Visible in every leafy bough,

Twining vine

And moss covered root.


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Eternal Green Man-

Virile spirit,

Fertile source of all abundance;

Breathe your inspiration

Into our hearts.


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May your endless enthusiasm

And transcendent joy

Sustain us on your sylvan paths,

As you nourished all those

Who came before us.


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Woodland Gnome 2015


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About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

4 responses to “Green Man

  1. That top picture a lichen? Just moved to North Carolina from Miami and the stuff dominates much of the yard.

    • Hi Carl,
      The green fuzzy plant is moss. The lighter, patchy growth on the root is lichens. They often grow together in moist, shady areas. Both like slightly acidic conditions and make an interesting ground cover. North Carolina must be very different from Florida in terms of what grows well 😉 I hope it has been a good move and that you are getting settled into your new home. What grows well here in Williamsburg, VA grows well through much of North Carolina, unless you’re at altitude in the mountains where it is a little cooler in winter. Thank you for visiting Forest Garden today 😉 Best wishes, WG

  2. Wonderful ethos! I admire where you are at. We started to embrace a self sufficient lifestyle 6 yrs ago. We began with a four acre green field and with very little knowledge planted a woodland, based on the need for a home supply of wood and a foraging future.
    We know about permaculture and forest gardening but our veg patch is more traditional and this year we are planning raised beds to make it easier as we get older. Any advice would be welcome ,even if we can embrace some of your methods. We have a fruiting hedge and each year I am getting better at seed saving and planting cuttings. Following , 💜💚💛❤️💙Roz

  3. Awesome invocation to spring! Yay, green-man!

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