Peace Lily greenhouse & nursery
There are many different types of gardens. To name just a few, a person may have a vegetable garden, a flower garden, a prairie garden, a desert garden or a tropical garden. One thing they all have in common is that they have both beauty and functionality. A vegetable garden provides food for not only people but for busy bees, graceful butterflies and, hopefully, a caterpillar or two. Too many caterpillars may be a bad thing so, as the garden caretaker, you decide who is and who is not lucky enough to stay. Try having a separate plant or two just dedicated to these "soon to be butterflies". Be a gracious host and welcome these small creatures of Mother Nature into your backyard. The garden pictured above is one of MY favorites. I refer to it as a formal prairie garden. Just go ahead, sit down and let your senses take-in the colors, the sounds and the motions. Every garden is a living web of life. One living thing depends on another (that includes you). This is especially true when you incorporate native plants into your garden. Create a garden that's not only colorful but invites sound and motion. Perhaps, go wild and combine two gardens into one! That's right, live it up!
As you can tell, there is a sense of humor to this old-timer. It comes in handy, at times, as a life-long gardener. I still have nightmares about Scalopus aquaticus (the Eastern Mole)! With that being said, "Can you name the vegetable which was used as the first diuretic (water pill) in medicine?" Give-up? The vegetable known by gardeners as the leek. Funny? Corny? I'll try harder next time.
"Until next time, happy gardening!"