My closest friends are also gardeners.
Although we have many shared interests, the conversation usually gets back around to how our gardens are doing.
We share plants,
we share ideas for how to grow things better,
we share ideas for how to foil the neighborhood deer and squirrels,
and we often share our harvests with one another.
Some of my friends have been kind enough to allow me to take photos in their gardens this month.
As you’ll notice, we each have our own peculiar ways growing things;
and we all take great joy in watching our gardens progress from seed, bulb, and cutting to mature and beautiful plants.
We mix our summer vegetables with flowers.
We’ve learned plants planted in raised beds grow infinitely better than what we plant directly in the ground.
We grow as much as we can in pots.
We love our fig trees.
And we make sure to plant flowers full of nectar for the butterflies.
Most of all, we love sharing our gardens with each other.
All photos by Woodland Gnome
- What Plants Talk About (nextworldtv.com)
- Learning to Garden in a Forest
- Bringing Birds To the Garden (forestgardenblog.wordpress.com)
- DIY Hugelkultur: How Build Raised Permaculture Garden Beds (inhabitat.com)
- Beginning, Again: Step By Step for Building and Planting a Raised Bed (forestgardenblog.wordpress.com)
- Pruning (forestgardenblog.wordpress.com)