24 October 2012
I have a small field where we used to play whiffle ball until the children grew up. We could still play in the fall when the World Series is on TV, pretending to be the Red Sox or the Orioles and I want to keep it available for that. However, this doesn’t really suit my garden plan. So I planted it with 2,000 daffodils in the form of a labyrinth. It emerges like magic in spring and I can mow by mid-June. That’s how I got started planting patterns. I planted several labyrinths for people; one for a wedding with black-eyed Susans; one with bulbs circling around a small pond; one which stays all year, planted in consecutively blooming plants. You can lay it out in winter and mow the path to keep the pattern ready to plant in the right season. The uncut wild flowers and grass will preserve the pattern.