Tuesday, July 13, 2010
It Wasn't Just About The Plants
One of the constraints of a small garden is that you can’t grow all of the plants you’d like to grow. As if being held back by soil type and climate limitations (not to mention those of a financial nature) wasn’t enough, when one has limited space one must constantly edit one’s desires simply due to lack of exposed soil surface. When I was in Buffalo last weekend for the third annual gathering of garden bloggers I found myself drawn to one piece of garden art after the other. And that's when another unhappy truth occurred to me...you can't have all the garden art you like either when your space is small. Not unless you'd like the neighbors to think you're having a yard sale or cleaning the garage.
Most gardeners like to accessorize their gardens with art and Buffalo gardeners are really good at it. Colorful pots, fountains, statuary, bird houses, even tea cups were among the items that caught my eye and have me wanting to get home and take a fresh look at what lives in my own garden.