This post by Jennifer Flaten
Nothing makes me happier than strolling through a neatly tended garden. One of my favorite places to go in Madison is the Olbrich Gardens. It is acres and acres of artfully arranged, perfectly weeded and mulched gardens. Why even their native garden is manicured!
At home my gardening is slightly more, shall we say, haphazard…and I am totally fine with it. I don’t do any planning in regards to my garden….actually I take that back I plan to go to the garden center and get more plants. That’s about it.
No matter what P. Allen Smith says I can’t bring myself to sit down with a piece of paper and map out where I am going to plant stuff.
Just last week I found myself with about 2 hours to kill in between dropping kids off and picking kids up. The last kid drop off put me near a Home Depot. So, I decided to see if they had any plants on clearance.
They did. Some lovely, HUGE, can’t believe they were marked down, gorgeous plants. I would have been a fool to pass them up. Seriously, once I got them home I peeled off the $4 clearance sticker to reveal the original $20 price tag (see it was totally worth it).
I had a vague idea where I would put them once I got them home, that spot turned out to be not ideal, so I had to find an alternate spot. I actually like this spot better. I can see them from the kitchen window and they will add color once my lilies stop blooming.
So, are you a planner or impulse buyer when it comes to the garden?
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