The calendar says spring still but because of our dry winter we have gone right from spring to fire season. A month early. I'm betting 2014 is going to be one of those years we won't be looking back fondly at. The first half has been notably crappy for our little farm ( Miss Bea & Rodger) and most of my friends have lost a loved companion this year also. Having a long and contentious fire season beginning isn't a surprise to any of us. But the garden in year 2 is looking awesome.
I couldn't resist snapping some pics as it is getting
a now bi-weekly watering.
I love the looks of those gardens with showy banks and borders of just a few kinds of flowers en masse, each staggered from shorter to tall in back, colors and structure planned out and seamlessly executed. I am not one of those gardeners.
I am like a crow, if it is shiny and pretty and attracts me, I grab it. Usually I do check if it is cold hardy, but other than a few plants, we have a lot of "one and two of's".
I see my garden from above most times, so I like little surprises in back behind larger plants and some plants you have to be in the garden to see. Some people have formal gardens, I have a patchwork garden and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Some plants I just want to touch, like the silvery Artemisia, others the fragrance draws me in and many are in the garden to supply the hummingbirds and butterflies with a food source. The plants may not match perfectly but each one is there because I love something about it.
The dog under cover in the last post was Peter. :)
Parting shots: Goat Alert!