The Wild Garden: Even Wilder

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.


On the edge of the Wild Garden

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.


A view of the Wild Side

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