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weedy week-monday

the weeds have won again this year… I tell myself I can learn from the way of weeds and design my garden in a way that embraces its natural tendencies rather than manipulating it into a shape and form that requires higher maintenance. Although I do like a well manicured garden, neat and tidy and all in a row, there is a side of me that is intrigued by the unbridled exuberance of a garden gone wild… I have plenty of that this year. I suspect what I truly desire is a balance of the two, allowing both to have their place in the overall design. I am amazed at the number of insects, birds, and other creatures that are living in my mess of a garden – the dragonflies are such a pleasure to watch in the evening. I am finding it hard to keep up with the mowing and almost don’t want to disturb things…