“Knowledge is the process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.”
~ Martin H. Fischer, Physician and Author
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My goal, influenced by the Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook , is to have what I’ve come to call a slow cooker garden.
A space filled with variety, but put together in a way that is simple to understand. Pleasant to look at, but requiring less and less effort each year to maintain.
That is, we’re going to fix it now with perennials, paths and stones; then forget about changing anything out there for the next decade.
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SO WHAT HAVE we got going on? Well, we’ve got:
- a plethora of roses + daisies + hostas in planting beds beside stone and/or concrete steps that circle the house;
- a landscape island in the front yard near the street filled with grasses and mostly purple flowers;
- a newly installed dry faux creek bed under the deck; AND
- a lower terrace in the back yard down by the woods that features stone steps, grasses, roses plus the recent addition of difficult-to-find milkweed. *yeah*
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My hope is that when it comes time to sell this property, like the HGTV show CURBAPPEAL suggests, the awe-inspiring exterior of the property will be so amazing that this house’s relatively small square footage won’t hinder a sale.
However, be that as it may, in the mean time, I’m not worrying about real estate business-y things like ROI. Instead, I’m going to groove on all that we have going on in our pretty, pretty garden.
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So tell me, gentle readers: how does your garden grow?