I’m a lazy gardener. I’m not so great about pulling weeds regularly, and I tend to wait a long time to cut back dead things. But laziness is only part of the reason that I don’t weed and prune like I should. Here’s another reason:
I’m totally fascinated by the “gone to seed” stage of plants–including the weeds. Sure, from a distance dead plants just look like . . . well, dead plants. But some of the most fascinating things happen when the seeds appear.
Also, I really like all those shades of brown. And the shapes! Seed pods are amazing y’all.
Add frost to the mix and you’ve got some crazy cool stuff to look at.
As a kid I was always driving my mom crazy bringing dried up brown bits of weeds in to the house. But for some reason I find this stuff fascinating. Teasel is totally cool after it dies.
Yellow dock? Awesome.
And the wild birds love my garden; I like going outside and seeing hundreds of little birds fly up in to the walnut tree, waiting patiently for me to get out of their garden so they can get back to eating all those seeds. I guess being lazy has a good side, right?