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.

Anonymous 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!!