Nobody is ever going to accuse me of having a perfectly manicured yard and garden. ;0)
I admit that I am garden lazy. Weeds can be a very effective mulch for keeping the moisture in, as long as you don’t let them crowd out your other plants. And that invasive mint will save me the expense of wood chips.
No, I do not spend my weekends trimming and weeding.
Or ripping out “volunteers.”
We enjoy the flowers in the cracks as much as the flowers in the flowerbeds. And they are lovely.
You could get lost in our lilacs. Great for hide-and-seek. And for sheltered birds’ nests.
So, yeah, my yard may seem a little messy to the uninitiated. But to us it’s more like a little world unto itself, smack in the middle of main street, tucked between row houses, hidden behind a privacy fence.