Not Open to the Public
A bunch of Master Gardeners were talking the other day about possibly setting up a tour of their gardens. When they suggested including my gardens, I emphatically said "No way"! I'm not being selfish or anti-social. My gardens are not for display purposes. They are not "designed". They are my playground, my therapy when I need it and my place to experiment. That's the biggest reason why I never gardened in my front yard until last year. I don't "do" attractive. And it shows. You've seen the pictures.
Here's a great example. This is my latest experiment:
First of all, it's taken me a year to find a strawberry pot that is well-made and reasonably priced. In the top is the chocolate mint. In the pockets are trailing nasturtium seeds that will (hopefully) germinate. There are also a few seeds in the top of pot with the chocolate mint. I love the idea of nasturtiums spilling out of the pot.
If this little experiment doesn't work, i.e. no or poor germination or looks awful, I will simply plant various mints in the pockets next year. Whatever the result, I will post pictures as the season progresses.
Here's another picture of an Angelique tulip. Sorry, I'm just so in love with them.
My lilac bush is blooming. It's nothing special. Just a cheap one from a catalog. It was labelled "Old-Fashioned Lilac".
It's right next to one of my bird feeders. The birds perch in it while waiting for their turn at the feeder. And it shades lily of the valley and violets underneath it. Sounds attractive, right?
It's not. Like I said, I don't "do" attractive!