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Old 01-06-2014, 12:01 PM   #57
turttle
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Originally Posted by jack View Post
Using a blueprint to work out my plans for a garden is just not a part of my makeup. It would be analogous to me sitting with a book of differential equations in my lap, when I have trouble with basic arithmetic.

Everything I have done in my yard, for better or for worse, was simply what made the most sense to me when I had the newly purchased plant in my hand.

Now I don't advocate this type of planning, or lack thereof, as I have paid dearly for it, The biggest example is in my planting forest proportion trees along the East/South East border of my property. As a result, I now need to situate my vegetable garden a good 200' or more from my back door. Only back there is there enough sunlight throughout the day to satisfy the needs of many of the crops I desire to harvest.

Nevertheless, I will never change. Even reading some of the posts in this thread gives me a headache, as I struggle to envision how in the world I would ever properly lay out such designs. I just don't have the mind for it...

Jack, we are birds of a feather in this. I buy plants impulsively, then wander about my yard deciding where they might go. With the only planning being where I have sun vs shade or completely dry vs occasionally damp (the only wet/sun I have is a tiny part of my bog area of my pond that is long since filled up. Consequently my yard is a mish-mash of shrubs and perennials, with the only theme being native and wildlife beneficial. I worry that the next owner will rip it all out, though if they give it a year to watch the seasons turn there is beauty in the chaos.
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