Posts made in February, 2012

Garden Journals & Logs

Posted on Feb 8, 2012

Garden designers have been known to say that the most important component of a garden is 40 years.  Plants are alive and seem to exist just to break the rules of what we expect. It is seldom that they perform or behave as described in the reference books that we have pored over to do our planning.  It is the gardening experience and observation of our own piece of the earth that will lead us to understand – and possibly forecast – a plant’s behavior. In defense of these plants and trees, we need to remember that the influences that affect the rate at which they grow, the color they develop, their size and longevity, are never the same.  It is through journaling and...

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