Frayed roots of a lemongrass plant. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

Frayed roots of a lemongrass plant. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

Being more of a dressmaker than a gardener, I tend to think of fraying in a negative way. Frayed fabric is weakened and liable to fail. Yet looking at the roots of a lemongrass plant, what appears as fraying is actually the plant’s strength. Roots that spread outwards, fraying more and more into chaotic threads deliver more nutrients and provide stability for the stems and leaves above ground.

The theme of this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is fray. You can join in here, or enjoy some other bloggers’ take on the theme:

Weekly Photo Challenge: FRAY

Coming apart at the seams

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray




DP Photo Challenge: Fray

8 thoughts on “DP Photo Challenge: Fray

    • Yes; I have been growing lemongrass for a couple of years because I love the taste and the scent. I’m preparing the garden for spring planting and took the whole lemongrass plant out because it was starting to look … well, a bit frayed actually!


    • Thank you. I struggled. I originally thought of something related to my ancestors who went to war (WWI anniversary and all that), but I decided that the term fray was a bit frivolous for their sacrifice. Good luck 🙂


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