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I was at a party last night and my buddy Jason told me I needed to post more photos of my garden. So did a couple other people.

I always assumed that posting photos of your garden was sort of like posting photos of your kids—you do it now and again, but the only people who really care are you and your mother. But far be it from me to question!

The nice thing about photos is that I can get the angle so that it looks all lush and cottagey and you can’t see the war I am waging against goosegrass and sheep sorrel. And you can’t see the places where the coneflowers all fell over and the serious lean on the rosinweed and the openings in the middle of the catmint.


This is the good angle.

But y’know, there are more bees, dragonflies, and frogs here than there are anywhere in a mile radius (to the best of my knowledge) so to heck with it. Let it lean! I wasn’t gonna wind up in a garden magazine any time soon anyhow.


And now a close-up!


Cropped to hide soaker hose

Originally published at Squash's Garden. You can comment here or there.


That looks pretty darned fabulous!

It's wonderful, to see how quickly the wildlife moves in when you give them room to thrive, isn't it?

Nuts to gardening magazines any-damn-way! Your place looks AWESOME and don't let anybody try and tell you otherwise.

Your garden is lovely!

(I also enjoy people's pictures of their kids.)

As the builder of a wildlife garden that my neighbors not-so-affectionately call The Jungle, I LOVE your garden. And it IS pretty and gardenmag worthy.

*tries to not be nosy* *FAILS*
What are you surfacing your paths with? Are the pink flowers zinnias? Are the blue spires salvia? or maybe agastache?

RE blue spires: They look like my blue veronica but without being able to see the blooms up close, it's hard to tell. If they were bluer and fatter, I might venture delphinium, but they're not.

Edited at 2012-07-15 11:05 pm (UTC)

I'd much rather see pictures of your garden than your [hypothetical] kids, no matter how charming they may be.

And wow…it's a good thing the bees aren't extinct yet; we have people like you to thank!

Edited at 2012-07-15 07:11 pm (UTC)

I think it looks awesome -- and I love that you're a wildlife magnet!


Fab. You should give us at least two photos a year*. Spring with all it's promise and new growth, and high summer like these, where everything is just exploding and exuberant!


Ah, the resting placed of all mulch!

It looks very inviting, especially to the more-than-two-legged.
(Soaker hoses are great!)

Hey, have you ever had something consuming your ornamental catnip? I can't figure out what has been eating mine but it is very enthusiastic.

This is the best kind of garden, all lush and happy and alive.

It is beautiful!

I wish I didn't live in an apartment so I could have a garden too.

For the record, I enjoy all garden pics and don't put them in the category of stuff only mothers can love. Gardens are for everyone. ^^

Your garden rocks! And I say this not just because we appear to be growing many of the same things. ;)

I've always adored hearing about your garden; you're doing such interesting things with it.

Especially nice this summer, though; I live in the upper Midwest, and this (http://couriernews.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=s6ins0Zd$FRoKgfXEY$wrs$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsb_m4HHVpehK9JEQa2FgwHWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg) is what it looks like this year. It's driving me a little nuts not to see anything green.