It’s my second spring in Texas and the garden is rapidly developing.
Most of the hard work with digging, making drainage and planting is over, though I am moving plants and shrubs around if I can foresee they will be overwhelmed or will overwhelm their neighbour plants.
I wrote a post last Easter where I only showed pictures of individual plants and pots, so I thought I should show some overviews this time.
A garden will always be a place of slow, inexorable change because it consists of living organisms. A lot of factors affect how your garden will grow and thrive. Soil quality, the number of pesticides you choose to use, the gardens access to water and nutrients, how big you let the shrubs and tree growth and so on.
I find that a garden is a kind of its own being that I’m so lucky that I can follow up, help and support.
I always feel a bit sidelined, as a wide-eyed little sister who attends the big children’s projects or as someone who runs just a bit too slow at the side of the huge train that continues relentlessly on and on.
The nature is amazing, both the wild, the untamed and the cultivated delicate nature we seek in our small garden plots around the world.