Gardens should have a theme. Mine is always 'neglect'.
I've been wanting to plant a 3 Sisters Garden for years and I always get talked out of it. (Why do I let people who have nothing to do with my home talk me out of growing things? WHY?) A three sisters garden is merely sunflowers, beans, and pumpkins growing together, each plant giving the others something it needs- sunflowers provide sturdy stalks for pumpkins vines, beans release nitrogen into the soil, and pumpkin leaves cover the ground discouraging weeds. Last year, I started seeds in pots and my dog Queen chewed them all up. This year, I decided to wait until May and plant directly into the ground. This morning it suddenly dawned on me it is May. Can I plant now? Noooooo. Remember that neglect I mentioned?