I was going to title this Dissatisfaction this morning but then I went out and worked in the garden instead. After about two hours I realized that I truly like the way my garden is coming along. I've made some mistakes, there are plenty of gaps that need to be filled in, many plants need to be moved and weeds by the bucket full to need to be dealt with. After all of the perfect gardens last weekend I really had to remind myself that my garden is only on it's second year, is in the country and by design attracts wildlife. I'm sitting in the screen house enjoying what I have accomplished and it seems a good time for a good, bad & ugly post.
First the Good!
The willow bed. This was to be a pink, blue, lavender garden. Instead it is just a mess. The weeds have taken over and I've pretty much thrown in the towel until it cools off. I can't see the bed from the inside of the house or from most of the back yard. The only reason for having a bed here is because of all of the old willow tree roots that jump out of the ground whenever we try to mow. I am certain that a garden is more economical (and safer!) than having John riding the mower down the road for service.