Monday, June 11, 2012

This is what happens...

when you let what wants to grow, grow there.  This is truly a wildflower garden  right now,  with columbine, wild mustard, and clover and even a bit of vetch, as long as it behaves itself.  


  1. I love this! one of the most inspired thing a big park near here has done over the years has been to alternate mowing with not mowing, in nicely designed shapes, so that we get wildflowers in no time every year, different places, same flowers basically. I love the look of them.

    Around here mowing is a requirement if you don't want your entire territory to be populated by young trees planted by birds.

  2. Im glad you like this, Boud. Much of my so-called 'formal' garden is allowed to have wild friends for companions, as long as they all seem to be getting along. Some, like yarrow and wild mustard and daisies complement and soften the elegance of the lilies and such. In fact, growing right next to this is a Stella d'Oro, which will bloom later this year.

    It's just fun to see what works and what doesnt.

    But we have much the same concern in the yard and the fields, if we don't mow this year, next year we'll have bumper crop of maples and poplars.