Welcome to May Dreams Gardens, home of the purple bench and now home of the twin green towers.
I finished painting my towers this morning and set them up in the garden.
This particular tower will probaby end up with squash vines on it, as I've placed it in a bed with spaghetti squash, which I think will climb up the tower if it is there, or I could let the vines sprawl across the ground. The other tower is at the other end of the garden and I'll plant a late crop of pole beans to climb up it.
Some of you may be asking why I didn't go with a bolder color choice like purple for the towers? I'll tell you why. I picked green because it is my favorite color and I want the plants that grow on these towers to be the show, not the towers themselves.
And for me, the purple bench is quite enough color in the garden. I don't want it to look like a cheap carnival park out there! I want it to be an attractive vegetable garden, a potager, a place to relax.
I also want to have a garden that attracts birds and bees and toads and insects like praying mantis and butterflies (but not tomato hornworms).
It takes awhile, you know, to turn a blank, barren field of a suburban lot into a place that attracts wildlife again. And after ten years, I think my garden is finally getting to be a place for wildlife because I finally have some toads.
At least one toad, and he enjoys the miniature garden most of the time.
Now if I can just figure out a sure-fire way to get rid of rabbits and keep all the other wildlife...
(By the way, if you missed Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day yesterday, you can still join in this weekend by posting what is growing in your garden and adding your comment to yesterday's post here at May Dreams Gardens. All are welcome, the more the merrier, as we compare what is blooming in gardens all over the world.)