I was sitting around the garden last night beneath the twinkling strings of lights, the sounds of frogs and our various wind chimes jingling in the summer breeze. I noticed that I was fairly well enveloped in plants and that so many of our plants are just getting humongous. Crowded, in fact.
I've never had this experience.
And so, I was thinking that all this time I've been planting and planting and moving earth and hardscaping and weeding, I have been nothing but a "Planter" in my garden.
[The back berms in Sept. 2008, waiting for planting.]
But now, I am able to begin editing, pruning, shifting, moving things around, gently filling in open spaces, creating better plant combinations. In short, I think that now I can be a "Gardener."
[The same space now, waiting to be gardened.]But this is really a brave new world for me. Will I be able to do it right?
[Back berm from the other direction in Sept. 2008.]
[Same general view.]
[And another just for kicks.]