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Meadow in May

I am so excited to see the carpet of Meadow green is now flowering – that is so quick! It seems like yesterday when I scattered a bunch of Winter Mix meadow seeds onto my bleak back garden patch. There are so many different varieties of plants that I will only know what is what when they start blooming. I am not worried about the weeds because Mother Nature doesn’t either. I want to let it look as authentic as possible. If there are some dreaded nasty weeds then I will spot them and pull them.

Christine suggested I plant a few of my bulbs in the Meadow – I like this idea and have put aside some Sparaxis and Ixias bulbs for this. But I can already see the flowering of the Alyssum and the Cosmos. The arrows will help:

Red arrow – Cosmos; Yellow arrow – Alyssum; Blue arrow – Marigold

This Meadow will be a wonder this winter! Happy Gardening xxxxx

By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

15 replies on “Meadow in May”

I love meadows! It’s like a treasure hunt – what flowers are we going to find blooming today? My kids sprinkled a lot of wildflower seeds in their gardens, and it’s fun to see all the little things blooming.

It’s always a surprise when you do that but fun to see what comes up.

When the plants are this tiny, I always have trouble differentiating them from weeds and now is the time to keep out the undesirables when starting the meadow. That is what clients always find objectionable about meadows, it is the starting point.

I know! It is confusing. We don’t have a harsh winter – just wet and the temperature is moderate. We can grow many plants all year round. It’s just more prolific in spring! 🙂

You will get arrows 🙂

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