I noticed that my garden didn't make the Fine Gardening edition of Great Gardens. For some reason they over looked Chez Cedar.
Today, my garden is perfect. Tomorrow I might be pulling my hair out and complaining...You know the litany: how fast the weeds grow, too much rain, not enough rain or the myriad other complaints I make to my gardening friends. Really more bonding experiences than complaints...
But at this moment the garden is lovely; the colors work together, the plant combinations are just right...we are at peak bloom. It's a good garden, maybe even great.
My great garden:
Has wonderful blooms (spring, summer, fall and late winter)
Lifts my spirits when I am down
Helps me burn off my chocolate calories
Rewards me for all the hard work
Doesn't complain if I don't pick up after myself
Entertains me when I am bored
Gives the neighbors something to talk about
Connects me with other people
Centers me when I am scattered
Is playful (hide and seek with my tools)
Encourages me to be creative
Shares its bounty with other living creatures
Now, it's your turn, what makes your garden a great garden?