I’m eager to plant and create and enjoy in my gardens, but it’s difficult to decide on what to actually plant and where. I am frozen in indecision, annoyed with my lack of knowledge and newly dissatisfied with my home’s lot. Oh, and I want to move half of the fourty plantings put in just a short month ago.
When designing, it’s necessary to consider the task with a critical eye, right? What are the issues and limitations? I have this initial step down pat, I can see what is not working – lately this is ALL I see- the slopes, the hungry deer, the view of the neighbor’s driveway and on and on. This is where I’m stuck; I don’t have the tools to solve the problem; such as (A) I don’t have an inventory of solutions to consider because I’m an utter novice at gardening (and dare I say, landscape design), and (B) I don’t have an inspiration or clear vision to drive the process.
I fancy myself a problem solver, an idea person, and if NOTHING else- a girl with a vision….and definately a DIYer. In my garden currently, I find myself tugging at a new collar of confusion and scratching at this itchy cloak of cluelessness I wear. Urrrhh!
On the other hand, I was driving through a neighborhood (which also has a lot of deer) looking for inspiration – and realized that I can increasingly identify the more common plants and shrubs. So I have this going for me; I’m picking up the language – I can essentially ask where the bathroom is and say hello in a stiff formal way.
I AM very grateful for the sunset view from my front garden.
Gazing beyond my neighbor’s driveway…..
Oh, and this cyberspace nugget grabbed my attention~
Fertilizing plants makes them more tempting to deer- (“Like seasoning?” my hubby asked) especially nitrogen I read. Really?!