Morning glory vines are the bane of Mr. Cottage’s existence.
Up the flag pole over the studio sign; intertwined through the chimes.
Over the rooster.
Don’t sit too long Betsy, the weeds will swallow you!
Last gardening season was a bummer, in so many ways. The weather didn’t cooperate and quite frankly early morning or early evening when I wanted to do gardening chores, the mosquitos were thick as thieves and I did not want to be outside.
My garden became so overrun with weeds that it looked like it had been abandoned. In reality it had.
When the weeds reached knee-high, I knew I was licked. They eventually grew above my head and at that point I pretended like it was an old English cottage garden that had turned to ruins and was The Secret Garden.
By the way, I love the 1949 movie version.
How can you not think those heart shaped leaves are charming?
I enjoy old fashioned flowers, like grandmom grew.
Zinna’s are a favorite. I can’t remember what the above was called – peppermint stripe? Overall it didn’t perform that well. But then most of the others didn’t either. Maybe it was because they were choked out by morning-glory vines?
Late in the season, I waded through the head high weeds and managed to collect a few flowers for bouquets.
Look closely and you will see that something chewed a heart shape into the bottom petal.
Wonder if it was this guy?
I am looking forward to spring and a new growing season, I have placed an order for all heirloom seeds, and no GMO’s please. After all today is my birthday and a little self-indulgence is in order. Gift money is going to seeds for Zinna’s, cleome, sunflowers, globe amaranth, rose campion, and Chinese five color pepper plants. I can’t wait till they arrive.
What will you be growing in your garden this year?
See you later,