When I got my first apartment in Brooklyn I filled the windowsills with herbs and ferns. And hanging plants - spider plants and asparagus ferns. (Remember those? And no...they were not in macrame thingys.) In one of my New York City apartments I created a roof garden - morning glories, coreopsis and a kiddie wading pool for those really hot days. It was great until the ceiling fell down in my living room.
It would be years before I got my first real garden. Three+ acres, some of it wooded and some which every year I manage to reclaim.
Let the other Reds rhapsodize about cheese or prosciutto. I'm all about loam and beneficial insects. Shrubs and perennials. Ground covers.
I have more than my fair share of deer and slugs but this year I've also had some wonderful wildlife sightings - spotted salamanders, frogs, barred owls and hummingbirds.
As you can see I have a lot of shade so I grow shadelovers like rhodys, azaleas, pieris, leucothoe.
And after close to twenty years my garden is finally starting to come along. Not done, of course.
It will never be done. It's a work-in-progress!
And when I'm not in my garden I write about someone who is...busman's honeymoon I think they call it.
So take a look, tell me what you think.
Do you garden? How does your garden grow??