The other morning I went out to water. I turned on the faucet and filled the watering can, and turned around and just had to giggle. This is what I saw--what a jungle! That cleome takes center stage and amazes me every day with it's blooms.
And as I looked further at my little backyard garden, it really looks like a jungle! But, you know..that is the look I love. I am definitely a lover of the cottage garden. Lots of anything that will grow-everywhere!
Out of the 7 zinnia seed packets I planted, 2 groups of flowers have germinated and grown and look great. They are tall, but have small blooms and make great cutting flowers. As a matter of fact, that is the name of the group they are from, "the cutting collection." You know I was not thrilled with the seeds I bought, but at least I got these flowers. They add to that wild jungle look.
The stroll down the path is pretty clam, but you can see all the things I have growing. There are lots of things that are not handling the west sun very well, but for the most part things are doing ok.
In the mist of the early morning hours, it may look like a jungle-but I do love my garden, even in the hot summer time. It is full of so many different things-lots planted by me, and a few planted by my bird friends. I will try and remember how it looks on this hot summer morning some cold and dreary day in January. Remembering will help get me through the winter!
"In the depth of winter..I learned that within me lay an invincible summer."