We are currently reaping the wonderful bounty from our community garden plot. This bouquet includes the unusual April Dahlia, Ranunuculus asiaticus 'White', white velarian and parsley.
I like to pack it in. I don't want to see the soil. I've combined the French intensive technique with my passive aggressive algorithm of editing annual seeds and perennial plants. It's a tournament of the flowers; May the best plant win. But of course I stick my nose into the process, limiting those that are too vigorous and making sure there's an even succession of flowers. It's all about the process. I'm in control for a couple hours every Sunday. Then Nature has her way for a week.
Symphyotrichum, commonly known as aster. I think this is S. 'Little Carlow' but my notes are not complete on this one.
Borage and white valerian, two tough reliables for pathways.
Ranunculus asiaticus 'White', the pink form here. You can't always trust the label.
These were surprises too. It's hard to cull digitalis sprouts. Or the mustard and poppies too.
This poppy was planned.
This is the primary view of our plot from the picnic table.
Oh, the blue Ixia was opened earilier. Subtle blue flowers are exquisite if you notice them.