Yes , my garden is a wild garden ☺ A garden is an extension of self is it not . ? It expresses to people how we are on the inside . My garden is like my a free & wild spirit.
Some people like my dh & my mother do not get my garden at all . I must say at times it saddens me for they cannot look beyond and see that which is beneath , but we all will never truly understand each other at all times I guess . For them they see no purpose . A garden is to be in rows and for my dh especially it must produce food , that which is for consumption . Yes he gets his spiritual connection thru the practical but he cannot see how myself and others like me the wild garden is our spiritual ☺
He in fact in winters end when I am planning the garden has even made the statement that why bother , " it is just weeds anyway "
lol well here is my post to prove him wrong , not sorry dear ☺
I think this is probably my most favorite time in the garden . I love so much the job of preparation , yet also a time of knowing things will be passing , moving on , dying in order to create new life .
So is my garden just weeds ? I guess to some yes a weed not wanted a plant not valued , a weed . Yes there is pig weed which is ever so tasty with butter & vinegar the way my mum used to make it ☺
a dandelion , a thistle and oh the beloved nettle , all have a purpose. Ok I do get annoyed at horseradish and burdock , especially burdock for tricking me into thinking he was milkweed ☺
I know my plants , my friends .They are a part of my world .
So in the wild garden what looks like a big mess perhaps , even kaos to some I find that which I love , the little ones . beautiful special small . Delight to the senses .
So vibrant & deep
Malo reminds me of tea parties & flowing dresses
little jump ups are like lively little sprites
Poppies a plenty
Cosmos a meadow breeze
Poppies charms are from gardens of olde
Zinnea the joy of little sisters ☺
Plenty of friends drop in and feel at home
and fairy houses
and Jack cool off in the garden shade
The wild garden produces nourishment such as Lemon Balm
Wild Mint too
for our children's tummies
collecting seeds for cake & tea
Tomatoes which dh loves
Come a plenty from the garden he claims not to love ☺
A flower surprise makes a salad dance in delight
Harvest means Beet Borscht and
A Grape Leaf Feast !