Sunday, June 6, 2010

Messy *but* Happy Garden

Pretty exciting to see big changes in the garden. The weather has finally warmed up and the veggies are responding to it happily. The nasturtium is spilling out of the beds and onto the ground and we have little zucchini & crooknecks coming along and there are lots of little green tomatoes on the plants and today I noticed the cucumbers starting to appear as well! I love the look of a messy, full garden  and because of this, the kids often tuck seeds away with permission where ever they want. I enjoy seeing life in the garden growing in random order without rhythm or rhyme. I guess you can call me a rule breaker gardener.  I grow mint in our garden bed (yes, I do) and as you can see I have onion blooms. I've been told they need to tied off or clipped but I love their whimsical look and they attract a lot of bees..so the blooms shall remain for now. Everything seems to be growing fine and healthy and until things prove otherwise, I imagine I'll always plant like this. What rules do you break in your garden and are how does it work for you?

From New Album 6/6/10 1:38 PM

From New Album 6/6/10 1:38 PM

From New Album 6/6/10 1:38 PM

From New Album 6/6/10 1:38 PM

3 comments:

Mr Lonely said...
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MAYBELLINE said...

I didn't realize there were rules. Please send me the rule book immediately. I fear I have many violations.

Your garden does look lovely.

And Sow My Garden Grows said...

Maybelline ~ Thanks! The garden is bursting with color and life right now! I wonder how bad could it be leaving the onion blooms on? Thankfully gardening is so forgiving. All trial and error and fun mixed in going on in our yard :)