A gardner in Northeast Ohio
I grow daylilies and other perennials in the shadow of Hopkins airport. Mostly daylilies. There used to be a vegetable garden here. Between the weather and the trees the veggies lost out. Now there are lots of bought daylilies and even more seedlings grown from those daylilies. And each year a little less urban turf as the turf grudgingly gives up its space.
The garden is mostly organic. I try to ignore the residue of jet fuel that drifts down. The rest is compost, cosmic and terrestrial dust, peat, mulch, and organic fertilizer added to the yard. Turf is intentionally used in lieu of the “G” word. The turf is usually green and a mix of new and previous invaders held in check by the mower and little else. The bees, worms, and other fauna have enough of a battle without petro-chemicals and other _cides. There are honeybees somewhere in the vicinity and they visit periodically. I suspect they are feral and not of the agricultural worker variety.
Now isn’t that a wild concept.
Regarding awards. I won’t say never. However the current rationalization is the purpose of this blog is to share the garden and daylilies in particular. While I certainly appreciate the compliment at this point awards will be graciously declined. I will try to focus on the sharing. enjoy.