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.

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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.

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A view of the Wild Side

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