Springtime brings flowers, which eventually fall to the ground. I find that gardeners have two different reactions to the sight of fallen flowers.
The first type sees them as a beautifully, colored carpet covering the landscape.
The second type of gardener who sees fallen flowers may see them as messy and feels a strong compulsion to reach for their rake and broom.
For those gardeners enjoy the beauty of fallen flowers – they tend to react in two different ways – allow the flowers to remain and act as a mulch for the plants, or leave the flowers alone until they begin to turn brown before cleaning them up.
Gardeners who view fallen flowers as a mess to be cleaned up will clean up the flowers as soon as they can get their hands on a rake or leaf blower. Or, if they are lucky, a strong wind will come through blowing all the fallen flowers away.
Whichever category you fall into – use can add the fallen flowers to your compost pile or spread them where they can’t be seen such as underneath a shrub to act as mulch. As the flowers breakdown, they add organic matter to the soil.
**SO WHICH TYPE OF GARDENER ARE YOU WHEN YOU’RE FACED WITH FALLEN FLOWERS IN YOUR BACKYARD GARDEN? SHARE YOUR ANSWER IN THE COMMENTS SECTION.