This isn't our garden. It's the Guytons, in Riverton. A haven of wild beauty, gently caressed with human hands (not powertools) bringing an enormous wealth to their lives, the lives of millions of creatures living in their garden and, delightfully, to the lives of people who go there.
We haven't been blogging so much lately. We've been spending more time 'doing' and less time not. And with that we're learning more about the natural world and how becoming a pat of it (instead of trying to control it) is wonderfully fulfilling.
Our forest garden is starting to take shape. The berries are forming, the bees more prevalent. And we've stopped mowing the lawn. A bold move most people say. 'Why? won't it become a mess?'.
For a while our property will look messy, unkempt, maybe even unloved to some. But we'll be watching it very closely, giving it a helping hand and will continue with our plantings. And sure it'll look messy in the sense that it's becoming more wild. But with that wildness comes inspiration we've never experienced.
We're already learning more about how plants interact naturally, how they keep pests at bay if left to their own devices, how they naturally set seed and grow where the soil needs their attention or where they find what they need. And with the help and guidance of passionate and knowledgable, people such as the Guyton's, our garden is slowly becoming a forest, full of edibles, companions, and natural wonder.
Thank you Robert & Robyn Guyton for doing what you do so well and sharing it with others.
Let's see what happens...