If you like watching television offerings like "The Jerry Springer Show" or "Hoarders", or simply can't look away when passing a car accident, you'll most likely enjoy this post. In the same way you recoil in horror and wonder to yourself, "how did this happen and what kind of people would actually share this sort of thing?" when watching those shows, the same sort of visceral revulsion may be experienced when looking at the following images. Don't say I didn't warn you!
The good news is that it's warm enough outside now to move the begonias out. In fact, some are already out there. This is the counter in our butler's pantry. There is now some space showing .
Another piece of good news is that all of the plants stored in the dark cool basement for the winter have finished their annual migration outside.
Where in the garden were all of these plants last summer?
Why aren't they moving outside?
Somewhere in this jumble are evergreens that took the place of the brugmansias when they came in for the winter. Now , where was it that I put those in the summer?
There is a path under the forget me nots. Really there is.
Kerria japonica in the background is threatening to take over the world and is currently covering lots of interesting plants just waiting to be rescued. The big pot contains Agave weberi, the saga of which you can read here. Now that the agave is a smaller spiky thing, I'm considering planting pelargoniums with a red splotch on their leaves around it. The red would go nicely with the blue of the agave but I'm not entirely sure what to do here. How about a bunch of sempervivums which could be pulled when the agave becomes huge again? What would you do? Pay no attention to all of the forget-me-nots and weeds growing between the pavers.
This area is too awful for words. What's worse is that I forgot to take a picture of the most heinous part of my garden.
Doesn't that make you feel much better about your garden?!