I got out the graph paper this morning and drew a big square, with a big circle in the middle of it. My backyard. Then I proceeded to draw tons of little mini circles all over the place. Then I balled it up. It was an unintelligible mess of scribbles and circles which represented nothing that gave me a better understanding of how to arrange the garden. It was unintelligible the second time too. And then it occurred to me. For maybe the first time I can think of, at least recently, my natural inclination to plot everything out wasn't working. And whats more, I don't think it is going to work for me. Even if I do manage to get something resembling a snazzy garden plan onto graph paper, I highly doubt that my garden will resemble that in the slightest. After all, the reason to put brainwaves to paper in the first place is so you can cement whats roving around inside and visualize it so that you can see if it works or not. I can't tell anything more on paper than I can in my head! This means, dear reader, you get no garden plan to peruse. Instead you get this:
"Best garden plan yet"So despite what nearly every book I keep reading is telling me, I am not going to really plan my garden beyond a sense of color, size and the need to put shade plants in the shade. I am not going to take advantage of the opportunity for planning that an empty garden space brings with it. I have a short list of plants that I would really like to have. The rest is just going to have to happen. Seat of the dirty garden pants.