Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A place where no man or dog dares to enter.

This is my "wild corner", a place in my garden where I've let nature take its course. Except for the spider lily, the croton, and the chenille plant, everything else has been put there by Mother Nature, including all the ferns.

Many creatures make this corner of my garden their home, like countless lizards, a few frogs, field mice, and a very camera-shy small garden snake. This is the only part of the garden that my dog Rosie won't go into. She is no fool!!!

I believe that no mater the size of our gardens, it is important to allow a small section to grow wild and undisturbed with minimal impact from the gardener. Allowing all the creatures to coexist and inhabit these bits of eco-systems will, in the long run, benefit the garden, improve its over-all health, and add to its appeal. Besides, it is the environmentally right thing to do!

3 comments:

Gail said...

I wish that nature taking control up here meant this kind of beauty! Unfortunately we have a few very vexing noxious weeds that move in! Bush honeysuckle being the worst!

I do like your natural corner...

Cheryl said...

Great post Rusty and I am with you all the way on that one......your wild area is beautiful......

Northern Shade said...

I like the corner that you have left wild. It's important that wildlife has some undisturbed area. Although it's only one small piece, if everyone does it, they all add up to increasing the habitat for wildlife. Besides, its fun to watch.