Monday, May 19, 2008

Bright Blue and Hot Pink in the Garden

I guess I'm not the only one who likes hot pink and bright blue in a garden. Look what I just found on the cover of Garden Idea's magazine.
I am not a picky gardener and do not like to be tied to tedious chores such as edging and weed eating. Gardening should be fun. Not stress full. Overflowing and full of color is just perfect. Volunteers are always welcome in my garden and are not fastidiously weeded out. Misbehaving meandering vines thrill my soul. They are perfect for covering an ugly but necessary chain link fence. The muscadine vine and passion flower vine that has gobbled my fence is now a solid cool green living wall that provides privacy in the back yard from prying eyes walking the levee, nesting room for local birds and host plant for fritillary butterflies. Then in fall plump deep purple orbs are yummy to behold and eat.
I think a country cottage style garden is just perfect.
Here is the beginning of my herb wheel. A bay tree will go in the green pot. The bottom will be removed from the pot and then sunk into the herb garden.
Here are the creole tomatoes ripening. I am already seeing stink bugs. The battle will begin soon! Sorry I didn't post in so long my Internet service was broken.


Anonymous said...

Wow, you inspire me so much to get out in my garden! Thanks. I love to read about what's going on there! :)


JeanSkirtGirl said...
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JeanSkirtGirl said...

that's is in a cool book! I love that style!

Betsy said...

ok, here is the deal, when exams are over and school is out, I am planning a trip over! I will stop at whole foods for the bread, you supply the tomatoes! Sound like a plan? I need to bring my own mayo?

See ya

Kristi said...

I've got mayo and I baked some bread. Come on over honey!

JeanSkirtGirl said...

hey I come over to and have some baked bread! And do I have to bring my own mayo to hehe!