Friday, July 29, 2005

Sissinghurst Revisited

Vita Sackville West would be proud of me. At least until she realized that all those white flowers in my garden were not selected for the diversity of their petals, the contrasting green of their leaves, their fragrance or any of the qualities I once read were important in the design of her White Garden. In fact, design and and garden are two words I never use in the same sentence. The David phlox somehow multiplied and the nicotiana just returned as it always does, a welcome visitor.

It was so cool in the garden today that I finally moved a bunch of flowers and decided that rather than wait until Autumn, I would make some major changes now. I had intended to take photos, draw diagrams etc. to help me make some adjustments later, but by the time fall comes, the flowers have faded away and I forget what is what and no longer feel any urgent need to act. I find it hard to justify my style of gardening to other people, but it gives me great pleasure and that's enough for me.

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