Garden Invasion

I will be honest. I am a terrible gardener. I have neither the skill nor the patience to be a good gardener. And I’ve tried. For many years I’ve tried to maintain a perennial garden only to have it overrun by invading plants, vines, and the encroaching forest. Only the hardiest of perennials have survived to this day. Many have changed positions in the garden. Popped up in places where they don’t belong. Mocking me. I actually think that their survival is a form of rebellion… “We’ll show her that we don’t need her to stay alive… ha!”

I still try my best to keep up with the weeding, which I was out doing today. Most of my plants haven’t started to bloom yet. That begins in July.

Here is my garden in all it’s yet-to-bloom glory…


Of course the chive are in full invasive bloom, filling up every spare spot they can find…





I do have a few blooming beauties…






Sadly, they have gotten themselves tangled in the trees behind them so they are not easy to see. I like to think of them as hidden gems… Elusive and mysterious.


Also in bloom are the interlopers.  Those wild and crazy plants that find their way into the garden without invitation. I’ve spent years plucking up vines, pricker stems, and weeds, only to find that they are actually pretty… once I’ve neglected the garden to the point that these invaders have a chance to flower, which happens to be this year.

Here they are… triumphant in their intrusion…








Please don’t ask me any of the names of the plants. The only one I know is chive. I was good when I planted them. I made a chart of the garden with all the names, but they’ve all migrated to different places since then, so I don’t think my chart would be too accurate. I am envious of those who love to garden and do it well. I will just have to keep plugging away at the weeding and enjoy what surprises pop up when my weeding falls behind.

Are you a good gardener? What’s your secret?

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7 Responses to “Garden Invasion”

  1. Well there’s a certain charm in letting your garden run a little wild. It doesn’t look bad to me. Hey can you get a personal gardener like some people get a personal trainer???
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  2. It’s the colors that count, anyway, Suerae. Take them any way they come and relish their visual delight. recently posted..Can we expand?My Profile

  3. Muriel says:

    Can I just say that it looks like you are a far better gardener than me? My garden is very small, and I can’t manage. I don’t know what to do…
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  4. Tammy says:

    You are in good company, Suerae! I’m equally clueless. Probably more so. I have a friend who started her own vegetable garden last year. She estimates that her tomato crop cost her approximately $48 a tomato. Haaa! Poor thing. She says it will pay off in the long run. Something like 11 years. Honey, if I could keep something alive for 11 years that grows in the ground, I’d be queen of the universe. That’s all I’m sayin’.

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