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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Delusions of Gardening Grandeur...Again!
Mu computer is dying~~we are fortunate to have two computers.. It will be a few days before I have my computer back! I hope I can salvage my photos...some have not been backed up! In the mean time, I did want to post and hoped you might enjoy this previously posted one from February 2008. If you want to see the original, you can go here. I've added the photos. See you all later....it's early but I'm taking a pre-lunch lie down! I will be answering comments this evening for sure. As always, I am glad you stopped by...Gail
Delusions Of Gardening Grandeur
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, ...."
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu