Let me tell you about our new garden…
When we arrived, we had to walk through the tall grass
and negotiate with the locals while cleaning the recycling bin
to get to the treasures that we knew were hiding there.
Some of the ones we first saw, were this strawberry patch of wild and cultivated strawberries
and a hairy mouth whispering secrets
belonging to a monster in the middle of the veggie patch.
Things are blooming and unfurling every day and I don’t know what half of them are until they open their buds. The unknown plants may turn into flowers, or food so we’ve been hesitant to take anything out unless we know exactly what it is. Basically, we’ve only removed dandelions (which count as food anyway!) and extra clumps of ornamental grasses.
Of course there are familiar things like spittle bugs (what plant is this?)
and poppies but overall, we’re making this up!
To keep track of our vegetable growing and flower identification attempts, I’ll be keeping Garden Files so stay tuned.