Welcome to austinagrodolce … My family and I garden with more intention and enthusiasm than allocated budget or overall design plan. It shows. Wildlife populations don't seem to notice our lack of cohesive design, they just like the native plants here. It seems by growing local we've thrown out a welcome mat. Occasionally, we're surprised at who (and what) shows up.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Accentuate the positives
when my oxblood lilies seemed to be the last kids in their class to bloom.
Today I am working on turning over a new leaf. I am determined to spend more of my time concentrating on what is happening in my garden that I'm happy about.
I have some basil plants that overwintered in the greenhouse in a large plastic planter that I let go to seed. I love basil, I love finches, and it turns out finches love basil seeds. So after I gathered some seed to keep for the next planting cycle I left the pot set out close to our dedicated bird feeder.
By the end of the summer most of it looks like this:
Now after cooler weather and a bit of rain I determined it was time to get these areas back under control (at least temporarily). It took hours of work and a trip or two to the nursery for supplies, but most of it now looks like this:
As of today I'm appreciating the sage's blue blooms that are gorgeous all on their own. And the fact that as of noon today a good three quarters of my hell strip looks a lot more like paradise.