I just wait until late fall when things die off and go back there with a weed whacker. I scratch the seeds in with a rake.....and voila..in the late Spring they bloom. I never know what will come up. I suppose if I just left it be, they would reseed themselves and bloom anyway, but I always think that there might be that one little seed that is unique and new to me. I have some jack in the pulpits behind the fence now. I've never planted them. Maybe they came from this little cloth pouch of seeds.
I would have gone behind the fence to photograph them, but those monster mosquitoes were out. I was jumping around like a mosquito on a hot frying pan...snapping pictures and then running for the house. (well maybe not running :) It's May and we have mosquitoes already! It seems that we just get our flowers planted and then try to enjoy them when buzzzzzzz those nasty things are buzzing around our heads. We haven't noticed them from the deck or the front porch, however. I hope that they just stay back there...I want to use my porches this year.
I'm sure that if I go back there this morning...they will be out, so I just have to enjoy these flowers from a safe distance...or wear some mosquito protection. I do hate the feeling of sprays on my skin and always feel like I have something harmful on me.
The honeysuckle is surrounding the birdhouses. I have this one and two red ones. The hummingbirds and butterflies love this plant. The little wrens like to jump on it and hop into their houses. They hide in the vines, when I come back to sit on my bench.
I hope that this isn't a good year for mosquitoes and Japanese beetles. I would like to enjoy my flowers after all the work that I put into my garden. Oh, I forgot....remember those 8 geraniums that I started from seed? The ones that I turned lights on, watered, pampered, babied, acclimated to the great outdoors? I planted them in pots across the woods. The next morning they were eaten to the soil line. Breakfast for a deer perhaps? After all that work...don't get me started!