My gardening style is a reflection of who I am. It's natural. It’s imperfect. You will find as much of an appreciation for greens and mosses as for more showy colours and plants. You won't find checkerboard patterns and right angles but rather plants spilling into one another, but don't be fooled into thinking there is no design.
I patiently take a test-and-optimize approach since I am bound to create as many failures as successes.
I will forever be a student in the garden.
Friday, December 20, 2013
GUERRILLA GARDENING - it pays to be selfish
There are two compelling reasons to Guerrilla Garden close to home:
1) The first is pure selfishness and I proudly admit to employing it regularly.
There can be no denying its motivating potential; while I have aspirations to change the whole city in the long, long run, one of the best places to start is in my own back yard where I will be able to do it at the drop of a hat, see the evidence of my efforts on a regular basis and know that change is possible. For example, when I planted daffodil bulbs around my Toronto neighbourhood it may have appeared random to the casual onlooker but I planted them along the route my husband and I walked our dogs on a daily basis.
2) The second is more practical: a garden needs tending, especially watering.
I learned this past summer what every gardener (including myself) already knows. A plant-and-abandon strategy is not a winning strategy.