Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Gardening identity crisis
There never seems to be enough time to plant all of the things I want to see in my garden. Perhaps that is because I want it ALL. I live in a place where I really ought to be growing low-water Mediterranean type plants, but I simply can't keep myself from wanting a lush, beautiful cottage garden, overflowing with blooms of this and that. Of course, I'd also love to have a rock garden filled with mosses, nooks and crannies plants, and a pond filled with water plants. I'd have a cutting garden of just roses, a huge area for rows of corn, lemon trees, orange trees, apricot trees...oh, and yellow and pink tabebuia trees, too (Tabebuia impetiginosa and Tabebuia caraiba). There is a little bit of a space issue. We live in a small house on a small lot, and so there isn't nearly enough room for any of this. Perhaps one day we'll have a huge lot and grow everything my heart desires, but for now I think I really need to buckle down and figure out just what kind of garden I'm trying to grow.