Wednesday, 27 August 2014
It Isn't All About Flowers
It never ceases to amaze me how we "start out" on our journey with certain attitudes.
To where we are now, and the flexibility to where we will be in the future.
Meaning our perceptions about "what makes a garden that will make us happy?"
If you would have told me , say ten years ago, that a rock sitting on a piece of driftwood growing moss would make me VERY happy ... well I would have said what have you been drinking ?
That doesn't mean we don't have lines drawn in the sand about how a plant should perform though.
I have far less patience for a plant that is totally blah and not living up to what it was to be intended for.
Thus the logic is "the older you get, the shorter your life span is becoming(don't get depressed now!), and the more bang for your buck and pleasure you want from your garden plants"
I think that cuts right to the chase ?
On that road though ... driftwood, some what a metaphor for life really ? rocks, and moss, have a place in gardens more and more .. getting back to natural settings makes us relax more in our gardens I think.
So "No Virginia, it isn't all about the flowers any more !"