I've shared some of my veggie pictures with you and now it's time to share some of my flowers and other treats from my garden. I don't have that many. Our land was pretty wild and weedy when we bought it and I'm struggling with just how much I want to tame it. I'm hoping to find just the right balance between my structured gardens and the wonderful flowering weeds that border our woods.
We learned very quickly that we would not have a lawn. Killing all of the weeds on almost four acres would take too much time, energy, money and harsh chemicals. The few beds I have, I dug manually so that the top 4-5" layer of invasive weeds were completely removed. Within months, though, the weeds were back. It is a constant struggle to keep those beds free of weeds. I dig the weeds by hand that sprout in each bed and use a very small amount of weed killer around each bed. That method is helping, but I hope to get to a point where I don't have to use the chemicals.