Gardening on the Edge
Reading and contemplating campanula's "un-american attitude" thread, it struck me how many of us garden on the edge in one way or another.
Maybe it's tackling that barely-doable project or envisioning a change that seems next to impossible. Maybe it's pushing your finances, your zone, your time or your luck. Maybe it's breaking traditional rules and gardening on the edge of what some people consider acceptable (wild front lawns as an example).
Sometimes I think I garden on the edge of sanity! I tend to tell myself "no problem" just before I "dig in" to a project that's all I can reasonably handle and a good dose more. Whether it's the great deal on boxwoods that turned into a late-season redo of a HUGE area of the garden, or digging out an enormous stump in the process, sometimes I push this "one woman and a shovel" thing a little too far. (Note that my brawny son, when he saw the size of the stump I dug out, said "I hate to be morbid, Mom, but I'm telling this story at your funeral.")
Do you garden on the edge? If so, how?
This post was edited by ruth_mi on Wed, Jun 11, 14 at 21:54