Field of Dreams


OK, maybe just a bed of dreams.  Dreams of the spring and summer to come. All the plants have been cut back to prepare for new growth.  In the Automatic Garden, most of the plants are re-emerging from their roots and their seeds, that were dropped in Autumn, are beginning to germinate.  It is hard to believe that in a short time, the bed will be so full that the stepping stones will be covered.  And best of all, the weeds won’t be seen!


Cone Flowers that got a head start from the warm rocks.


The Mexican Hat will completely fill in and cover the cut stems.


A mixture of self-sowing and collected seeds.  There is sure to be some “surprises” in the mix.


Butterfly Weed will be ready for the spring migration of the Monarch butterfly.


Dutchman Pipe Vine  will soon cover the support.


Nasturtium from new and collected seeds.


Mealy Blue Sage comes up from roots and self-sows.


Shrimp plant easily roots from a stem touching the ground.


Black Eyed Susan that is a prolific reseeder.

2 Comments on “Field of Dreams”

  1. When the beds are cleaned-out and empty and the Spring catalogs begin rolling in- I dream of planting!

  2. Holleygarden says:

    Bed of dreams – so true! Seeing new growth is always so thrilling! Come on, Spring!

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