Garden mess masterpeice


The California Poppies have finally started to show their cheery faces all over the yard.


This is an interesting picture for a few reasons. The first is that you can see my husbands and my compromise on our back yard. I have a very loose interpretation of the word weed. After all those “weeds” are wild radish, plantain, and poppies. So he cute a swath down as a path way (he did avoid the bunch of poppies though) and I get the rest to be wild so the bees, bugs and fea like my yard 🙂

You can also see our dwarf lemon which I have brought back from the brink my planting peas around it in the fall (those lovely purple flowers you see) and squash around it in the spring.


Here is a close up on the squash I just planted. Don’t ask me what it is either because I don’t know. Some sort of winter squash that we ate and I kept the seeds.


Here are more of them coming up through last years squash. It was a patty pan though I had meant to plant the mini pumpkins.  In a week or so I will thin these out and give the extras away to folks.


These are all my tomato volunteers. I don’t harvest the last bit of things and so they stay in the garden and come up again in the spring just like normal plants.  I try to plant lots of different things in the same space so that the soil doesn’t get depleted. so far it has worked  well. I call it lazy gardening, though intuitive might work too.  I am certainly not the first person to leave an offering in the field.


These are the sugar snaps and we did plant them this year as Little is a huge fan. I tried to leave some last year but I think the birds got all of them. This plant is part of our summer morning routine. We go out into the garden and have peas off the vine first thing.


I let a chard go to seed last year. It went wild. I have a ton and even found one in my front yard under my deck.


Apparently I also had parsley because I know have a ton of little parsley plants coming up everywhere.

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4 thoughts on “Garden mess masterpeice

  1. Anna

    i’m so jelous you got green growing already. i ‘m still dealing with snow on the ground. and threat of more snow to come. what zone are you in?

  2. Mornin Poppy – I’m learning weeds aren’t such a bad thing myself! Every day I am amazed at the resilience of Momma Nature. My trees have decided to put some clothes on finally – to include a little baby crape myrtle we planted as just a twig a couple years ago. I feared we had lost her but she’s leafing like a champ! Out of 10 “twigs” we got as present for Arbor Foundation donation 3 of our babies have survived. It’s been rough going here since 2009!

    • good morning! Were they some of the ones that went down in the storm? It is so nice when she puts on her green dress and is all shiny and new. in CA (i’m sure by you too) we go from green to gold fairly quickly so the green is so nice while it is here.

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