Wednesday, December 22, 2010
No Point in Being Sensible
Requiring sensibility, in a garden or in the gardener, drives out all the passion and love of gardening and makes the garden a boring place. I, myself, should probably heed the advice and make a point of being a little less sensible about my garden. Why shouldn't I create a nice water feature in my Kansas landscape, despite my arguments about wanton water usage being a little out of character for the Flint Hills? As a compromise, even a dry, faux creek bed might make an interesting addition. Why shouldn't I start working on a nice stone wall around the vegetable garden with the primary goal of being able to place several espaliered fruit trees up against it? Such a project might indeed take years and involve some back-breaking labor, but why be sensible about it? And lastly, why, pray tell me, does Mrs. ProfessorRoush think that the cement head pictured above, is creepy and disturbing rather than an interesting focal point in my garden? Can't she be sensible about it?