Several times a week I venture to the gardens to weed, take photos and check on the other garden plots. It is not unusual for me to collect a least two large yard waste bags (2x3 feet) of cuttings and excessive growth (and a few weeds) from this garden alone. I whack away at the Lantana, Russian sage, zinnias, butterfly bushes and other plants. The garden is lush, there is no doubt about that!
My new garden, very early in the season. Do I see soil? Hard to see any soil these days.
Mulched and filling in nicely. Still early in the season- iris still blooming.
Now we have crazy wild!!
I love the way the garden spills out on the walk softening the line between garden and hard surface. And the height is great; seeing flowers closely without having to stoop so far down is a nice feature. I do have some weak spots, and more solid height in the back of the garden is in order. Perhaps a flowering/berry shrub is in order. The butterfly bushes are a hit with the moths and butterflies, but they lack the solid form the garden craves. The next few months will be spent studying the final product, taking notes and hatching plans for an even better garden next year.