Thursday, June 30, 2016

To Do What It Will

There is freedom in being unbound from conventional garden maintenance chores when I come home. I stopped editing a month ago. Now it is just a random snatch and grab as I walk the garden. I wish the same could be said for the ridge top garden next door. It can still use some editing.

The main chore of summer is mowing the paths and Great Lawn. I have been adding some seed grown plants and others that have followed me home, but mostly the garden is on its own now to do what it will.

Now is not the time to be stomping through the gardens editing. Stompage at this point can leave a permanent imprint. I do the bulk of the editing in April to mid May when things are awake enough for me to identify to remove the annoying and unwanted and small enough to recover from being stepped on.

I can't really say I made this happen. I just know which ingredients to keep.

This had a lot more planted input. The filler gets edited.

Away from the scenic byway, the Tall Flower Meadow is still mostly green. It is sprinkled with blooms. The really big show, if all goes well, is late summer into fall.

There is enough going on to keep it interesting while I wait.

Next up: Bottlebrush Buckeye, Aesculus parviflora.


Lisa Greenbow said...

I like that grass in the second to last picture. What kind is it? I wonder if it would grow here? I don't have a lot of luck with grass. I like the Elijah Blue Grass. I have tried it several times in different places. It won't grow for me. I like all the color in your garden. My garden is mostly green. I need to inject more color.

Christopher C. NC said...

Lisa that is Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning light'. It should grow for you. It is rated to zone 5.

Jan O said...

All I can say is "Wow".:-)

Dana Foerster said...

Really enjoy seeing the evolution and your editing. I always learn something new when I read your blog.

beverly said...

Honestly you should be in a garden magazine or something. Just amazing. Enjoy it as it unfolds!