The garden has a few lines from my poems on the fence, sculptures by local artist Shannon Hansen, monarch caterpillars, lists of my favorite native plants, books for sale, and two dozen plants I'm giving away. Let's go.
|Yellow Pollen Coneflower|
|Red-spotted purple on iris|
|You never know what you might come across|
(& not the orange butterfly weed--
try swamp, sullivant's, or purple
for more monarchs)
If you'd like to see the 1,500 foot garden from its humble beginnings (20 yards of mulch) in 2007 to what it is now, link here. A better way to see the visual timeline and various wildlife is to visit the fan page on Facebook for The Deep Middle.
And here's a link to some shaky video. It would not have been shaky if technology didn't move so fast.
If you'd like to tour the garden in a more literary way, why not check out some chapters from my manuscript Sleep, Creep, Leap: The First Three Years of a Garden. Link here (First Garden), and here (On Mulching), or here (Visiting Nurseries).
Now, I have to go pull some hair, I mean weeds.