Saturday, August 9, 2008

Wild Garden


Sometimes it pays to peek over a neighbor’s fence. No well-watered impatiens, no mulched beds or pruned rose bushes, not even a hardy geranium for a splash of pink. Those are all nice, but so is this effusion of carefree summer green. We gardeners edit -- but Mother Nature has fun with stream of consciousness landscaping.

11 comments:

USelaine said...

I'm all about stream of consciousness - very nice. Brings to mind a Victorian story book.

Jilly said...

I've always loved green gardens. There is a peace to green - as you say nature takes over and isn't edited or indeed, added to. Love your commentary, Laurie.

Virginia said...

I just read your commentary and thought how interesting it always is. Then I glanced over and see that you are a writer! That you are my friend. I had a spot that the sun peeked through on the alley behind my house. I told my granddaughters that was a fairy house. Your neighbor's might qualify as well. Great photo today. I feel relaxed just looking at it.

Meead S. said...

So green, dark and peaceful. I like this garden. Birds were singing, yes?

babooshka said...

I totally agree, Mother Nature does it best.One reason I am obsessed with the Nature Reserve behind my house is it is so wild and natural. orrgeous little hideaway.

Cafe Observer said...

Laurie, I'm surprised you're one of those types of neighbors - a snooper!! I hope I never see your mugshot on TV...only your nice webpics.

But, thanks for your restaurant input at my website. I left a reply there.

Laurie said...

HI folks,

Elaine, remember The Secret Garden? This reminds me of that.

Jilly, thanks! I can get off on a tangent about nature stuff.

Virginia, I do think of my neighbor's house as kind of magical. He has lived here for 40 years and has two collections: one of antique clocks and the other of Tiffany lamps. Thanks for the kind words!

Meead, yes -- parrots! This area has a huge flock of naturalized parrots and they add to the kind of storybook quality of the entire region. Some people don't like their chattering but I just love it.

Babooshka, I love wild places too.

Mike, I guess I gave myself away... oops! It's not snooping... it's artistic curiousity...

Petrea said...

Just the kind of garden I want. Lush and lovely. A nice, sneaky shot!

Hilda said...

I love gardens that are a little wild. I can appreciate those manicured ones, but they're just not me. This one is. Love it. :)

dcs said...

Evocative phrase: "stream of consciousness landscaping." Very nice.

Jutilda said...

I love that the unkempt garden is lush like something you would see in a storybook. It makes me think of fairies and little imps hiding 'neath the shady leaves. NICE ONE!!