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gardens, like children, benefit from a little benign neglect.
So I raise my garden like I raised my kids, with only as much
supervision as is required for health and safety.
wants to volunteer, or multiply or spread, I let it - unless
it comes up someplace really inappropriate - like the raspberries
currently trying to come up in the middle of the driveway.
mess around with annuals - too much work! In the perrenial
section, I prefer the ones that say "Caution, may be
invasive." I prefer to call it enthusiastic. I don't
plant anything that's not a solid zone 5. The nurseries sell
zone 6 plants in Denver as "tender perrenials".
Another name for that is "dead in the first frost."
Anything that has to be babied doesn't last long in this garden.