I am a slacker. Yes, I admit it. This time of year I am totally devoid of the energy and diligence to attend to my flower beds. The grass that started growing in the beds a few weeks ago is now twice as nice as the grass in the lawn. Twice as high too. I kinda like it.
And the weeds. It’s hard to tell where the plants stop and the weeds begin. I like to think of them as some new ground cover, because they certainly do cover the ground and the mulch that I put down this spring. At least I think I put mulch down. I’m not quite sure since I can’t see any of it now.
From a distance the beds look great. Nice and green and healthy. What you don’t want to do is get too close because then the nice, lush green stuff looks like what it really is, weeds. So of course the solution is to either pull the weeds or stand back. Guess which one I chose.
And I’m glad I did. If I would have been keeping up with the grass and the weeds all this time look at what I would have missed seeing.
A little impatiens popping up in the middle of nowhere
A little blue wave petunia and a larger pink one
And a pretty little snapdragon whose seeds had to have been hiding for at least 2 years
So, slackers do sometimes get rewarded.
Works for me.