Monday, June 27, 2011
Friends and Foes in the Garden
There is a swath of flowers edging our steeply curved driveway. Most of the perennials and shrubs were there when we moved in. We're grateful for that beginning.
Unfortunately, when we inherited an older garden, we also inherited the goutweed, creeping jenny, daisies and myriad weeds which co-habited with the flowers we wanted. It is always that way with an older garden; it comes with the friends and the foes.
I am learning to live with the foes. I can now welcome the sight of creeping jenny, a low growing bright yellow, ruffled mat of blossoms. The white and yellow daisies burst upwards like happy-faced messengers shouting, "Here I am. Isn't summer wonderful?"