Gardens are on my mind these days, mostly because of the sweep of dead grass in our backyard. Denny and I have a plan for the space, sort-of. We argued until we were together on what we wanted but we're still a ways apart on how to get there--terrace and paths, fountain and raised beds--materials? methodology? The only thing I really know is the kind of plants I want in the space. How is it that planning a small space is so much harder than landscaping an acre in the country?
For now, we look at this:
Someday my herbs will have a proper bed.
And my fledgling border plants, American beautyberry, Turk's Cap, yellow passion-flower, dutchman's pipevine, shrimp plant and red columbine--all chosen for wildlife value--will be lush and full, nourishing birds, bees and butterflies.
For now, we find other beauty.
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