Garden vignettes in May
Below is the little garden bed as it looked when I filmed it 3 weeks ago..
And here we see how it has grown in a few weeks.
I told you it would fill in with lush growth, and it did.
Here is a before shot of a bed I worked on in early April.
It is bursting at the seams and the yellow primrose hasn't even bloomed yet, nor the bee balm,or foxglove.
When your growth is this thick, you needn't worry about mulching. The plants will take care of sneaky weeds AND help to keep in moisture .
Here it is a week later...
This wild rose bush below was just a little 10 inch squirt when I "liberated" it from the woods last year. It has fragrant white flowers, behind it is a climbing rose.
This is what it means to make your native plants work for you.
Now that rambling wild rose is traveling up and over the cedar arbor with joyous exuberance.
Wild and Crazy is my garden style.
Why do I have wire everywhere? Well, you know that I have gardening chickens, right? I remove the wire protectors after the gardens fill in and the black soil can no longer tempt chicken folk to cultivate with their claws.
And after, this bed has filled in so much, that the peahen nesting behind the Bee Box is scarcely visible. Of course, none of these plants have reached their proper height as yet. The VERONICA in the center will get about 3 ft tall.
Can you see Hettie? She is sitting on 4 eggs.
I am in love with my gardens, truly I am. Don't you love yours too?
Do you talk to yourself in the garden? I do, all the time... I may be a bit bats, because I talk to the plants too. Yesterday, I pet a bee!
He loves the Penstemon as much as I do.
I've been filming many short videos with my humble garden tips for beginners, but I honestly do not know if anyone is interested in this. Let me know. If you are I will continue the Hopalong Hollowscaping series.WINNER OF THE BIRD PRINT IS:
Martha Ellen! Martha, email me with your address here: