More thoughts in my interpretive series on “How to be an Artist” by Sark
~ Plant Impossible Gardens 2.0 ~
An Impossible Garden will never be done.
We moved into a new construction house last summer so this is Impossible Garden 2.0 for me. We have a blank pallet to work with so I'm thinking it will take years of playing in the dirt to fill all the spaces I want to fill.
The landscaping and flower beds will start along the parameter of the house for now, then here and there and then spread to everywhere as plants will be split and shared with friends and they in turn will share some of their overages with me. As the garden thrives I will keep making more little areas at the corners, by the mailbox, wherever nature and my budget take me.
The only shady spot I have now is along the north side of the house which borders a 1 acre retention pond we lovingly call The Bog. It is filled with sweet grass and cattails, willows and goodness knows what else. The rest of the yard is sun sun sun until all the trees grow up. So, as my former house was mostly shade, my thought process and research has now shifted to drought resistant, critter resistant and native plants and shrubs.
We constantly evolve and change and grow. Though some things will remain the same about you, your heritage and upbringing, those are the seeds of your garden and what you do with it is all up to you. That knowledge and the experiences you gain on your life path is the freedom, joy and uncertainty of planting an Impossible Garden. One that is never done.
Blessings to All