@Kyeh It was R. Starkey, on a boat trip in Sardinia, who learned about the octopuses and their gardens from the Captain of Peter Seller’s boat. He wrote the song and was the lead singer. The other Beatles said the song was “just so Ringo”.
My ideal garden would have fragrant plants blooming throughout the growing season. Currently I have daphne that blooms early, irises and a couple of rose vines, peonies, and lilacs; later I’ll have honeysuckle (so heavenly!)
I discovered that a plant that grows itself in my yard, Dame’s Rocket, is classified by the state as an invasive weed, but it smells wonderful. I picked some and brought it inside; interestingly it releases its scent at night!
I have something that my boyfriend brought home and it’s starting to take over my front garden. I don’t know what it is, I just paid an app to ask a plant expert to identify. It’s a pretty flower but it’s just starting to take over other stuff that I’ve planted and I’m not happy about that. I’ll be interested to find out what they say.
Nature! I spent most of my first quarter-century living in temperate climes, where it was easy to grow almost anything you desired. Now I live at an altitude where the winters are cold and the summers dry, and wildlife wanders through the yard sampling anything that looks appealing to them. My garden now consists of whatever native plants can survive both the elements and the wild things. It’s less work for me and all manner of critters seem to appreciate our oasis with reliably maintained water dishes and, unlike our neighbors’ yards, no dogs to harass them.
But currently mine is starting to produce tomatoes, eggplant, yellow squash, zucchini, jalapenos, green peppers and okra.
The roses, dahlias, lillies, loropetalum, hellebore, and gardenias are in bloom as well
We have both white and yellow jasmine in two different spots around the house. The yellow is a played out, but the white is flowering and smells awesome right now. The gardenias are about halfway through their process and the front bushes are covered. It makes sitting on the front porch a pleasure. The back ones by the pool house are covered in buds, and will be ready in a couple of weeks.
I can just imagine how awesome your house must smell. One of my favorite for MI is lilacs, grew up with them all over my dads neighborhood. Trying to kill another thing my boyfriend brought home before I can plant a lilac tree or bush out back in the swamp area. I really like tuberoses too, I just forget to order them ever year. I’m gonna look right now.
Where I grew up in dairy farm country,vegetables were grown in a garden,and flowers in a bed.I guess it’s a regional thing and a distinction without a difference.My answer to today’s query is good sensemilla. Oh,shit…that flowers too Time to get out that damn shovel
I just sent this photo into a plant expert for them to identify. It’s starting to take over garden where is at. For the few years I’ve had it it’s grown 3-4x it’s size and is taking out my other flowers that I like.
I think that might be it but it looks more like this. It says it turns a rich Carmel color in the fall and spreads fast. The flowers are very big and poofy. I would have never guessed astilbe bc we had them in the back before they died of a hard winter and the different flower heads.
How about pink?
This is what happens in my back yard if I don’t mow. It’s pretty but after it stops blooming it’s a pain. VERY invasive stuff.
The bees love it, though - so I feel like I’m supporting the pollinators.