Clover: Weed or beautiful flower?
May 3, 2012 § 6 Comments
Our front flowerbeds are a bit of a mess. I’ve been spending some time this week, pulling out the weeds. There were some weeds that I left in place though. For now, this flowering clover gets to stay.
It’s beautiful. Eventually, I’ll take down both of these flower beds, when we renovate the front of our farmhouse. Today, we’ll enjoy the blooming clover. While I was weeding, I also planted some vegetables in the front flower beds…I figured that the soil is rich, so why not use it for growing zucchini and crookneck yellow squash.
My next project is to begin tearing out some of the landscaping at the back of the farmhouse in anticipation of an upcoming remodel. I’ll transplant the plants into some of the native gardens throughout the property. I’m lucky that Dave’s mom had such a green thumb. All I have to do is follow her vision.
We also purchased many packages of wildflower seeds, and Dave and I sowed them last weekend in the empty pasture next to the house. Eventually we’ll likely place cows or goats in this pasture (maybe chickens, too). This summer though, it will be blooming with wildflowers.