The people who owned this place before me were very enthusiastic gardeners.
There are extensive flower gardens all the way around the house and around the studio, with beautiful flowers and shrubs.
Lilacs, hydrangeas, all kinds of tulips, irises, daffodils, and things beyond my ken. That master gardener class last year did me a lot of good. (Uh….) To keep up these gardens is quite a bit of work. I made some effort last year before letting the wildflowers take over.
They’re back this year, despite the huge quantities of mulch I deposited.
I’ve finally come to a conclusion, and a new term. Natural gardening.
Natural gardening means to let nature drift in amongst the intentional flowers, finding beauty in the commonplace, the ordinary, the inevitable.
So now I don’t have to feel guilty anymore. I’m a natural gardener!
(You can be one, too! It’s EASY, I promise.)