“Sometimes potagers begin the season in strict formality and end up romantic by September! And sometimes, of course, the wild, romantic style is simply a fallback position for the tired gardener, when weeds get the upper hand.”
Louisa Jones – The Art of French Vegetable Gardening
This time of year it’s easy to imagine our perfect gardens, the ones we’ll have time to weed. Then it seems that come July/August those dreams fade away to simply keeping the weeds from going to seed.
Ideally we could find a place somewhere in the middle. A semi neat garden with a few weeds, no doubt, visiting gardeners are more comfortable when they spy a few weeds. Just like people are often more comfortable in our homes when they are a little cluttered and look lived in.
Do you like to maintain a weed free garden, a semi weed free garden, or do you let things get really “romantic”?Filed under Quote | Comments (15)