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Today’s thought is exactly that: How we think when we garden. Emerson wrote: Blame me not, laborious band, For the idle flowers I brought; Every aster in my hand Comes back laden with a thought. How wonderful our gardens are for thinking. Creatively. Therapeutically. Soulfully. Every bloom can be a vessel for an idea, a hurt, a solution. I had a fight with my daughter the other day. We were getting nowhere. Exasperated and just plain tired, I had her help me with the houseplants. In case you’re wondering, we were spring cleaning all the greens – even the fake ones! There was no talk. No more disagreement. Just the...Read More
Have you given much thought to the layout or shape of your garden beds? Do they follow the natural lines and slopes of the landscape? Are they geometric? Long beds with corners? Maybe you’ve tried a circle garden. If you’re just beginning – border beds – beds anchored by a backdrop (like a house or a fence) are the easiest to plan and execute. Often overlooked, one thing to consider in border beds is to add some stepping stones or even a small path along the back to provide access points that make tending your garden easier. Brevities #OTD In 1783: It’s the birthday of Scottish author, garden...Read More
It’s decision time in the garden. What will your projects be this year? Often, we have no idea if our dreams for our gardens will come true. Gardeners may dream bigger dreams than emperors, but we can often get stuck, too. We put plants in the wrong spot. We buy the wrong thing. We buy the wrong plant. We overdo it. But, every now and then we get it completely right. I waited for years to put paths in around my front garden. Why did I wait so long? No reason really. But, once there were in, I knew it was the perfect thing my garden had been missing. Whatever...Read More
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