In The Secret Garden
The grass tickles my bare feet, usually I hang out bare foot outside in the magical gardens of Wildflower Farm. I have shown off The Humming Bird Herb Garden, already…. Hidden behind an old country fence loaded with vines and hidden by a variety of pretty plants is The Secret Garden. It isn’t particularly hidden… It also isn’t much of a secret. Sit on the bench, have some wine, munch the ripening strawberries, or enjoy the grapes from the vine….
The secret garden, offers many delights, we get some raspberries in this area, along with our strawberries…. Sometimes we also have wild growing black berries.
But it isn’t all about berries…. In our many raised beds we grow all kinds of fabulous vegetables…
We use a lot of starts due to climate but I also do a lot of seed, hoping for a later second hit. Some years, I even plan for a third and leave several rows empty.
There is quite a variety, the tried and true, and this year we are experimenting with southern collards and mexican tomatoes, tomatillas.
Every year I plant a couple waves of cucumbers. The first made up of starts, second I plant at the same time, from seed.
These gardens contain secrets, and sometimes fundimental truths.
But most importantly, hidden bits of wisdom can be found in the garden as can a great deal of joy. The magic of our gardens is always a spell cast from joy. Joy of digging in the dirt, joy at growing things, joy of taste, Joy of sunshine. Joy of running through the sprinkler, or a glass of wine on a bench under a tree and the moon nibbling strawberries or raspberries, in the growing shadow…. Surrounded by the fragrance of strawberry blossoms and freshly cut grass…. Against a back drop of woodland mystery….
Thank you for joining me as I explore and plant this charming and delightful garden.
There is no end to joy when digging in the dirt.
It’s going to be an amazing harvest or two!
Amanda Of Wildflower Farm