Someone should stop me from reading garden magazines, especially FINE GARDENING. Seriously, it's not the magazine, it's me. My inner gardener suffers by comparison or gets delusions of grandeur.
Take this morning. I had dug an old issue out of the cabinet ( FINE GARDENING October 2004) to check out designing with ornamental grasses; when what distracted me? An article about street side garden design. "OOOH, I can do that," my inner garden voice said, "it would look so fabulous, all I would have to do is replace the a, b and c with x, y and z". You know, make it even better!
Delusions creating garden illusions.
Let's get real. I live in the suburbs, on a fairly busy street. We haven't any sidewalks. Besides we have a 6 foot high privacy hedge (forsythia) across the entire front yard. Where was this street side garden going to be located? "Well," said my inner gardener, "I could remove a few shrubs on the other side of the driveway, build up the soil, add some rocks, ...."