Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Working Garden

Show gardens are lovely to wander through and look at in photos, but I find real, working gardens more interesting. I'll take a good, active compost pile over a non-functional folly any day. My own garden is probably far too much like a plant nursery (in parts) and farm yard (in other parts) for most people's taste, but I like it, even the compost piles in various states of decay and the black plastic containers of young plants that will be set out in the garden later in the spring and the bare patches of earth waiting to be seeded or to receive transplants.

For just sitting and enjoying the garden, I prefer a light-weight chair that I can move around, rather than a concrete or steel bench that stays put.

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