Saturday, April 6, 2013

Much As I Hate to Admit It ...

The Executive Producer might have a point.


This is the view from the east-facing patio off the master bedroom.  Bluebonnets, violas, poppies, Toadflax, lemon thyme, verbena, roses, Gulf Coast Penstemon ... it's a beautiful bed, isn't it?


Except it's not a bed, at least not most of it as you can see from the above photo.*  The bluebonnets are smack dab in the middle of the path leading off that patio.  So when the Executive Producer asks me, "why can't you just let a path be a path?", I think to myself that he does have a point. I do NOT say it aloud, of course.  Instead I tell him that he doesn't understand cottage garden style.  I know better than to let him think he should have input regarding garden matters!

*As you can also see above, I've started clearing some of the Violas, thyme and verbena from the path.  Mercy, it's a mess now!

13 comments:

andrea @grwhryrpltd said...

just wait till the bluebonnets are done setting seed before pulling them out. then they'll be out of the way ;)

Carol said...

Interesting how the plants prefer the path.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

It's a thing of beauty my dear.

Lancashire rose said...

We have the same problem. My plants prefer the paths too. I was going to do something about it this year but find I can't. Today I pulled out masses of bluebonnets.

Alison said...

It's hard to edit when the plants seem to have minds of their own.

greggo said...

I had so many basil plants along my public sidewalk that people were smashing them to walk through. Smelled good however.

Gail said...

They are beautiful. Plants know what they like best~Editing is the hardest job for many of us gardeners.

Cindy, MCOK said...

No worries ... those bluebonnets will not be pulled until the seeds are dry. I can live with the mankiness until then!

Editing is definitely one of this gardener's biggest issues! But when the results are serendipitous, I don't care!

Leslie said...

Looks beautiful no matter what!

Christys Cottage Wildlife Garden said...

Boy, can I relate to this post. Since I have a cottage style garden I encourage my plants to "gently" encroach on my paths. Of course some of them don't know the word gently and start taking over like your plants. (By the way, I just love all of the plants in this "bed".) Last year my Melampodiums went crazy and I had to keep trimming them back off the paths. It is so hard for me to pull plants out, even if they are in the wrong place....I have a hard time thinning seedlings too ;-) Even with some of your plants gone, this is still just beautiful!! All the plants look so happy!

AustinNativeLandscaping.Com said...

Those bluebonnets look gorgeous!

Plants have their own ideas, haha

Rose said...

Paths--what are paths??:) I'd have trouble pulling out any of these beauties, too. I thought of you while in Dallas and I was hoping to see some Texas bluebonnets there, but I didn't see a one.

Rebecca said...

Everyone needs an Executive Producer, I guess.... Ah, yes. The joys and excesses of a cottage garden!