Friday, June 8, 2012
Garden, always a work in progress
I divided the daylily and put it in the flower section of the garden, I know they spread well and am looking forward to that. I also put the poppy there, with the way they self-seed there will be many of them the future I hope. I like to grow things that are low maintenance and reseed themselves, particularly when it comes to flowers. I hope the bees are attracted to the poppies. We also broadcast some echinacea, Mother of Pearl Poppy, and Pacific Beauty Mix Calendula in that bed.
I also scattered seed in what is becoming the herb bed. It used to be herbs just on the end of the bed. Where the marjoram, sage, chives, and thyme lived. It is slowly becoming an herb bed where the perennials live as well as were the annuals can self-seed at will. We tossed around some Summer Savory, echinacea, flat parsley, and maybe some other things.
I am loving having some flowers around even though my main interest in gardening is growing food. They just make me happy to look at them and the beneficial insects, butterflies, and bees enjoy them too.