|Echo of color|
See the echo of color in the garden?
The orange mums with yellow centers echo the colors in the sculpture behind them. If anyone asks I definitely planned for that to happen once the mums started to bloom.
Like any good gardener, I take credit for everything good in my garden. I do not take credit, however, for weeds. Nor do I take blame. Dr. Hortfreud and I have been discussing the whole weed thing.
See, I thought I’d have a relatively weed-free garden this season since I have more time to spend in the garden these days, presumably. And though I thought I spent more time in the garden, the garden is as weedy as it has ever been.
I attribute the additional weeds to the abundance of rainfall this season. Dr. Hortfreud says it is because I haven’t mulched properly for several seasons and though she isn’t sure I spent that much more time in the garden, Dr. Hortfreud is certain I wasn’t weeding when I was in the garden.
What, then, did I do in the garden all the time I was out there?
I really need to keep better notes. I mowed, I planted, I trimmed. I pruned. I harvested, I dreamed. I even mulched some paths a bit. I guess I just didn’t weed.
But I plan to weed this fall. And mulch, too.
And look for more echoes.
So many of my echoes are accidental, but lovely nonetheless!
Lisa at Greenbow says
I think it was the year of the weed. My poor garden has some new weeds that are quite difficult. UGH.. Mulch. Mulch is good. I usually mulch during spring. Not so this year. So the fall mulching is to be investigated.
As I recall, the fairies commented several times this summer that you wre not keeping up with the weeds, but then there are so many more pleasurable things to do in the garden.
I had fewer weeds because we had hardly any rain this summer, but the plants hardly grew either. First light frost last night.