It`s a sad thing to explore an abandoned site and find what is left of a garden. Once planned out, nurtured now vacated and forgotten. Sometimes there isn`t much left to ever know it had been a garden. Only the perennials and a few biennials (which grow from their own seeds) can stand fast against the wild and ready weedsé native plants.
In Spring it is usually the bulbs like daffodils which I see. Now it is the time of the iris and the daylily. I often take a photo of the abandoned garden. I don`t always post them to my Flickr account or the Ontario Rural Ruins group I started for rural exploring. There isn`t all that much to really see. I think, having been there, the photos have more meaning to me than someone who can only see a flower or two and not visualize the abandoned garden the way I saw it at the time.
Write about an abandoned garden. What grows there, what used to grow there and what might the fate of it be?
Flickr: Neglected Friends
Flickr: Abandoned Gardens
Flickr: Weeds in the Pavement
Flickr: Nature Prevails
Flickr: Nature Will Out
Flickr: Nature Laughs Last
Flickr: Reclaimed by Nature
Flickr: Land Reclaimed by Nature
Flickr: Wildness – The Edge of Nature – About living on the edge of nature.