I've had the opportunity over nearly a quarter century to create a garden between a 1913 bungalow and the remnants of the oak meadow it was built in. I'm strictly an amateur gardener, but I love the connection to a landscape. This year I decided to blog about my garden experiences and the enjoyment of a unique situation. My ideas about gardening have evolved a lot over the years - first and foremost, I've learned not to fight the site or the climate, but to go with what works and seems to want to grow; second, I've learned to build the garden around themes that enable repetitions, rather than to simply collect plants; finally, I've learned to choose plants that give value in more in the one season and dimension, which leads away from a singular focus on blooming. Mostly I've come to appreciate the art of the possible, the succession of moments marked by the flourishings of various plant types. And I wanted to share some of that, in words and images, so I created The Seasoned Gardener for those who're similarly smitten:
http://bungalowgardens.blogspot.ca/2012 ... pring.html . Hope you enjoy!