While reading Victoria's latest post, it occurred to me what a disconnect there is in the minds of many between gardening & Garden.
When I think of the two, I see in my mind's eye a bewildering array of edible, vegetable, shrubs, & flowers. So many factors to consider: height, color, seed source (GMO, non-GMO), pollen or pollen-free, soil, solely for show or edible? Then there is the whole where do I plant what question. I do so enjoy looking at other's plot plans . Probably because I currently have no space whatsoever to put anything outside. What little space I have inside is considered indirect sunlight, & what will grow isn't anything I'm interested in growing. *sigh*
But I can dream! In my dreams I see a container garden fully planted with tomatoes & marigolds, herbs (basil, rosemary, lemon balm, mint, chamomile, mugwort, thyme, lavender) & maybe even a strawberry or two, petunias & a patio-rose, sunflowers (pollen!) & a Hosta or two...maybe even an Elephant Ear......oh, carrots & cukes as well, small sized pumpkins (yellow & white varieties), window boxes of Tulips, Crocus, Daffodils! As Marie demonstrates, container gardens can be as varied & productive as a person desires. *even deeper sigh* Maybe next move.
In the meantime, I will dream through seed catalogs & wonder at the wasted space those with square footage waste on boring expanses of lawn.