Who's in Charge in this Garden?

I have to ask myself, just who is in charge in my garden? These Black-eyed Susan’s (Rudbeckia hirta) are growing by the front walk. Once again, like the bee balm in my previous post, I didn’t plant them there. They chose their spot, and there they are, providing a bright display on a hot, summer day.

I'm pretty sure if I were actually in charge, I wouldn't have thought to plant these in this spot. But now that they are there, I think they look nice, so I'm leaving them alone. This provides further proof that I am not really in charge of my own garden.

So, if I’m not in charge, just who or what is? I know I’m not in charge of the corn and what it does or doesn’t do. It still steadfastly refuses to form ears. I have lots of tassels, covered with pollen, but just one little ear. And, near as I can tell, there’s not much I can do about it at this point. The corn is clearly in charge of itself! And, it’s maddening!

I did put myself in charge of weeding and harvesting and fertilizing this morning. The results of my labors: bell peppers, Anaheim peppers, banana peppers, lots of green beans, one more zucchini squash and many little cucumbers. Plus, I have a clean and tidy (more or less) vegetable garden, watered and fertilized and hopefully working on producing more vegetables for me to harvest in a few more days.

Now, can someone please go out and tell the tomatoes to ripen? (I’m obviously not in charge of them, either, or I would have some ripe tomatoes by now!)


  1. Accept the black eyed susans and Bee balm as plants supplied to you from the garden.Serendipity, the best plants to have.They look beautiful.


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