It's a Lazy Sunday Afternoon
Paso Robles, California
June 10, 2018 6:05pm CST
Probably I should be out doing something about the weeds you see in the photo, but I'm not. I'm sitting at my computer processing photos for my next post for my gardening blog. I think it will be about what's blooming in mid-June in my neighborhood. This is a small portion of my front flower bed. My little garden angel is resting with one wing in the catmint and the other in the burr clover. There is a blue pincushion flower (scabiosa) in the top left corner and a borage blossom in the top right corner. The pot behind the angel holds the original catmint plant from which the rest escaped into the garden. A baby borage leaf is tickling the angel's cheek. From the bottom, the burr clover and weedy grasses are trying to invade and dominate the garden. It won't be long before the catmint blooms. I'm not sure how long it will be before I get around to removing the grasses and burr clover and other weeds trying to invade. The current strategy is to let the herbs do their thing and spread and try to keep the weeds under control. I may regret that later, since one mint escapes it's hard to confine again. What does your garden look like today? Or do you have one? If you don't, is there a favorite place like a public garden or a neighbor's garden where you can enjoy looking at flowers and other plants? Attached photos are welcome in comments.
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• United States Minor Outlying Islands
No garden but I do have pots of aloe, broad leaf plantain. For good luck I've a red tie leaf that really should be transferred to the ground and little flower starter plants that lasts about a month. Spending .88 a month is cheaper than $4-5.99 a bunch of flowers weekly. Not much of a green thumb but love flowers.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
My garden is limited to my coffee table in front of my windows where I currently have two poinsettia plants growing and another plant for which I always forget the name unless I'm looking at the little plant thing telling me what it is. All I remember is it starts with an A. I'll try to find a picture of the three plants, though the poinsettias would be larger now. The lily is long gone. I gave it to my daughter for her garden. So is the tulip.
• United States
I don't have a garden yet, a small one in the front that was here when we bought the house but I don't like it. I will dig up these Yucca plants they have in it when its not so hot and plant something with a lot more color there.
• United States
I don't have one. My dad's wife gave me an aloe vera plant, but that's in a cup, growing slightly, but at least I kept it alive. My late mom never bothered with a garden, although both of us tried once when I was a child. Someone with a lawn mower went right over it, and we were done. Anyway, my dad's wife has a garden, and she loves tending to it. I don't know what is in it though. I know she tried to grow tomatoes, but a crow destroyed that endeavor. She has plenty of flowers and plants, but the vegetables have been destroyed by various birds.
• Paso Robles, California
Birds can be pests, but they can't do near the damage as ground squirrels can. Those ground squirrels made me give up gardening at our other house where we actually had a pretty good garden every year until those squirrels moved in. I don't have anything but herbs this year, and not even the two I use most grew this year.