Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful week. The weather here has been so nice and wonder of wonders… no rain!
That is all subject to change starting tomorrow but we cannot complain about winter here in Ohio so far in this new year.
As I was reading through some of the postings from fellow gardeners on Blotanical over the weekend I noticed that some, including myself, have their own way of naming their flowerbeds.
Now I am not poking fun at the choices in names I saw but what made me laugh was the way in which many of us choose to name them. Some gardeners have chosen very lovely formal names or by choice of plantings and why, such as the "Moonlight garden". But most have named their beds just by their locations, such as the 'good' driveway bed. It makes you wonder if the gardener had a 'bad’ driveway bed. I understood that name though because my flowerbeds have similar names by location.
It got me thinking of the names I have dubbed to my own flower beds. My flowerbeds are named by their location because I have no imagination at all and there is nothing formal or romantic about them.
Some are just obvious such as……
The “Backside Middle bed”, I kid you not.
The “Pump Bed” where the main attraction is the Pump Pond. Genius isn’t it?
The “Bathroom Bed”, because … Yeah, it is where the bathroom of the house is located.
The “Clothesline Pole Bed”. Well to be honest not too many people use clotheslines anymore and I have these two poles that make great trellises now for the wisteria that never, ever blooms and some clematis vines.
The “Shed Bank Garden” is an ongoing work and is a small banked area between the “Clothesline Bed” and the…shed.
The “Side Bed”. Doesn’t every house have sides?
The “Fence Bed”. It is located just a past the “Cellar Bed” and has a practical purpose if not a catchy name. It hides the rain barrel and cistern filter.
And then I have named this area the “Potting Bed”.
I made the potting bench from an old door.
And one of the new additions the last two years is the.. no it is not the “Shed Bed”. Well it was but has been redone and enlarge into a very nice name actually… “The Friendship Bed”. The name of this one is my favorite because here is where I plant flowers that fellow garden bloggers have given, either plants or seeds. On the side of the shed is a small bed that is my “Trial Bed” where I try to grow new perennial started from seed that are later put into all those other lovely named beds.
Do you think I need to rename these beds with fancy names?
Maybe the “Fence Bed” could become the “Hidden garden”?
Like I said I have no imagination and you get the jest of the naming of garden beds.
So now I am throwing out a challenge to all of you gardeners.
Post your fancy named beds and we will see if your names are any better and who will get the last laugh. I dare you!