Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Garden Ramblings The perfect garden?

Posted Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at 5:46 PM
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  • I'm sorry, I was unaware that perfect gardens existed outside Eden, aside from those in our imaginations. The perfect garden for me would be one where there were no weeds, no harmful insects, diseases or foraging animals, no hailstorm torn leaves, no water related emergencies, be they drought or drown, no......and the list goes on and on.

    From my experience, whenever you view a garden that "seems" perfect, your perspective is that of a visitor, not the gardener, as he sees all the foibles. One sure rule of thumb about this subject: The more "perfect" a garden appears, the more work the gardener(s) has/have exerted!

    -- Posted by dmcg on Wed, Apr 8, 2009, at 4:04 AM
  • Good point about "perfect" in the eyes of the visitor, or photograph. Most artists are never quite satisfied with their work for the same reason, they see the imperfections that we so often miss, or want to miss.

    We see that in advertising all the time and it probably makes us chronically unsatisfied. Perfect complexion, perfect home, perfect child..............

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Apr 8, 2009, at 7:45 AM
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