Fashionably late is how I roll! Starting the garden tour 1 hour late, I didn’t even make it the three gardens 15+ minutes away from the others. Garden tours are like designs or conferences – extra time spent paring down only improves.
This home’s garden was all out front and around the block from two others I posted on, so I did what I usually do – the unofficial view!
From 4/11/2015 –
Some understated touches were made here. Tearing out what was probably a decaying, old concrete driveway and making that permeable, lessening storm runoff, is a good one.
In front, are grays: low Dalea greggii and bushy Leucophyllum spp.
Other good touches include letting plants retain their natural forms, and letting native wildflowers reseed in between and over gravel.
I have to overlook the lack of planting design at this garden, like most Albuquerque gardens I’ve seen that venture into the realm of xeriscape and native plants. Some good parts, regardless; just add modest maintenance and a couple sculpture / spiky plants.
But unlike garden tours in my former home, this committee did good. I didn’t see one token gesture to inappropriate – much cooler and/or wetter – zero Taos or Tokyo :-)
“Punctuality is the virtue of those who have very few appointments.” – anonymous. So true. Someone in my field whom I once knew didn’t like my quoting that, giving me flack as I unknowingly flew right over the target. That was back in the darkest of days when I had a Facebook account. No wonder… :-)
Late – make sure you know what another has to work with, or work around.
Proof most can do more but relaxed is good…and clock worship is often not a good thing.