|Project by Radicalfarmergal||posted 1291 days ago||1834 views||1 time favorited||22 comments|
I tend to focus most of my attention on my edible plants but here is my favorite flower garden. It is located behind the house under the Heartnut tree. In the early spring, before the tree leaves emerge, it gets plenty of sun and is filled with different types of daffodils, hyacinth and a few tulips. When the leaves grow in around May, the garden becomes quite shady and cool. Even in the heat of summer, the soil in this garden stays moist. The only thing I add to this garden is an annual application of pine needles and the leaves and catkins that fall from the tree. The garden contains mostly perennials, although this year I have added some petunias from my winter sowing. One of the things I really like about this garden is that it is so filled with perennials that I do not have to spend much time tending it; the plants and mulch block out most undesired plants and it pretty much takes care of itself. I think this garden has basically become an unplanned, very much appreciated, forest garden guild.
-- "To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves." M. Gandhi