As the summer progresses, the Wild Garden is getting even wilder. The border is advancing each year, and even our little decorative windmill can’t hold it back.
The garden–or as I prefer to call it, the “Wildlife Refuge”–continues to host a Darwinian struggle between some of the toughest plants I know: comfrey, jerusalem artichoke, raspberry, marshmallow, and angelica are the prize fighters, while a few lonely plants–an aronia bush, valerian, a stand of asparagus, and lovage–don’t spread but bravely hold their own.
Life on the Wild Side of the garden is unruly, unpredictable, and possibly a nightmare scenario for more organized gardeners.
But I can’t help loving it.