I need a gardener. I have joked for years that I’m not a very good gardener, but in 10 years I will be. I have now come to the conclusion that I need someone else to keep my garden for me. Or at least be faithful enough to keep up with it when I don’t. I am not meant to be a lone gardener. Plants’ lives are at stake, for pity’s sake. I really like gardening. I like watching plants grow from seed. I like watering them when I remember to. I even like weeding. I fully expect tha
This is not what my yard looks like I have been resisting the temptation to look for a couple of weeks now, but . . . SEED CATALOGUES ARE HERE! I love seed catalogues. I can sit and pour through them over and over again during the short days of winter. But this leads to dreams of turning my scraggly 2 acre yard of reclaimed brush land into a lush garden oasis. I develop delusions of having a thriving vegetable garden with well planned rows and patches. Maybe this will be
For anyone who cares, the flowers are (in order): Yellow Marguerite Daisy Anise Hyssop Carnation Mix Poppies Coreopsis Early Sunrise Black Eyed Susan Hosta Dianthus Neon Star Echinachea Magnus Monarda (Bee Balm) Jacob Cline Icelandic Poppies False Dragon’s Head/Obedient Plant Blue Flax White Peshwar Poppy Butterfly Weed Cornflowers/Bachelor’s Buttons California Poppies Cosmos I also just put in a Rosa Rugosa which ought to grow into a windbreak for the middle of the garden.