This is how our Dump Garden originated. Getting its name both from ritualistically receiving my extra mismatch of seedlings and because the land used was actually a dump of sorts when we first moved in, the Dump Garden is thriving and bountiful.
We've come up with a balance of extras, permanents, and new curiosities over the years. Last year, we planted quite a few perennial herbs and flowers into the garden, including: chamomile, summer savory, oregano, Brown-Eyed Susans and Butterfly Weed. Those are all still thriving.
|Ground Cherries in front; Sunberries in back|
|Basil (among other things)|
For now, all the plants are doing well, enjoying bee and butterfly company, living happy little plant lives in the fresh summer air.
|Cucumbers, beans, and Brown-eyed Susans|
|L to R: Sage, Chamomile (after harvest), Parsley in front, and Spearmint|