Thursday, September 30, 2010

First the bad news.

In case you are wondering....this is what happens to your gardens when you leave for more than a month during the hottest summer anyone can remember: The vegetable garden slips away; the ferns give up; the sunflowers turn brow, (they are disgusted with you); the herbs disappear; and the basil goes to seed.

I was feeling sorry in myself until I read a recent column by Felder Rushing, native plant guru, who also was gone this summer and returned to a yard of disappointed and disappearing natives.