Every gardening season, there’s at least one major goal or project that I’d like to accomplish in addition to adding and replacing plants, and keeping everything alive and decent-looking. Last year was the Year of the Pond. My husband and I auditioned three possible pond designers, fought a hell of a lot, chose one, talked to him, and then fought more after the installation was complete. Then it was tweaked, planted, and everybody was happy. For a while.
The year before that was The Year of the Replacement of All the Edging and Raised Beds. What stone to use? What wood to use? Can we find someone to help? Will it be done in time? Why do we have so many raised beds? Ah, good times.
Surely, you, too, must have a harrowing tale of a major garden project, and its most compelling moments. A pergola in progress? Are you replacing all your grass, like Susan, or, also like Susan, creating a front yard vegetable patch? If it’s anything major, it’s probably still going on (we’re now fighting about adding more fish to the pond). If you have a tale of triumph and woe, can you share it here? I suppose I should say briefly, but if it needs a bit of length, that’s OK. I will elevate the most fascinating comment to a post AND send you a full set of Fine Gardening specialty publications, including Design Ideas, Great Plants, Great Gardens, Container Gardening and Outdoor Design & Living; AND give you a year’s subscription to Fine Gardening.
So bring on the sagas! And thanks to Jessica Bondell from Taunton Press for offering this to us.
I’ll take these until 7 a.m. EST Thursday (tomorrow).
OK, NO MORE ENTRIES. THANKS, EVERYBODY.
But if you want to weigh in on whose story is the most deserving, please do so. I’ll post the winner later this evening (Thursday), around 10 p.m. ESTPosted by Elizabeth Licata on June 4, 2008 at 9:00 am, in the category Designs, Tricks, and Schemes.