I’m not a diligent or industrious gardener.
I like the landscape I’m in, so I don’t want to radically change it, except:
I keep falling in love with plants, from close up and afar, and I want to have them near me.
I’ve spent a lot of time hanging out with plants–locally, in other areas of the U.S., in botanical gardens, in other countries. And also through reading.
I read. I take notes. I read. I read old garden books, obscure garden books, books on plant use and plant mythology and plant chemistry and plant this and that…I read old garden catalogues, new garden catalogues, obscure garden catalogues, garden labels, websites, and blogs. Then I read them again.
And I’ve spend a lot of time actually gardening–in the woods, because that’s where I am, and that’s where I try growing the plants I’ve fallen in love with from all that reading and wandering and hanging out with plants.
And I know a lot of Real Gardeners, by which I mean ones who are diligent and industrious and so forth.
So what with one thing and another, I’ve accrued a lot of info. And now it’s time to share it with you, and hear what you have to say.
If you’re interested in more of what passes for my garden philosophy, check out my first post or browse the Categories section for what interests you.