Where Is That Amazing Garden?

By JKing
May 2, 2015

Gardeners are enthusiastic about our plants and our gardens. However, we see our own garden much differently from the way our friends view it. How often do we say "you should have seen my garden last week?"

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May 2, 2015 6:23 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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I never thought about my garden in this way.

When I people visit or comment on my garden they often will oooh and ahhh (not trying to toot my own horn here). But all I see are the weeds and areas that need improving. Thinking about how I need to move this plant or that to make it just right. All of the if onlys....
So it is good for me to try and remember the beauty of it in the here and now. To stop always thinking it will be great when....
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May 2, 2015 12:04 PM CST
Name: Veronica
zone 5b
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Butterflies Irises Region: Indiana
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Jennifer you spoke what I am feeling. When showing someone around I am always finding weeds!
My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
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May 2, 2015 3:16 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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Same here!
I am consistently amazed by other peoples' gardens (I come here to oooh and ahhh over y'all's work Smiling ) while I tend to focus on all the imperfections and work that needs to be done in my own gardens and feel pretty overwhelmed and discouraged most of the time.
Every once in a while though, like when I come home after a long, hard day and get halfway through a beer, I can briefly forget about its unrealized potential and see it all as a whole sum of its journey and its parts and then even my gardens get to be amazing for a minute or two...until I see something that needs pulling or fixing and then I'm back in the mire Hilarious!

Yet, at the same time, I get it--I do love and appreciate my creations like no one else can because it is my own special brand of weirdness that probably only appeals to me anyway *Blush* and all the treasures from various adventures tucked in here and there and everywhere, mean so much to me, whereas I'm sure it would be just more chaos or yet another rock or some obscure little half-dead plant to someone else...if I ever had visitors.
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May 22, 2015 5:42 PM CST
Name: Judith
Northern Virginia (Zone 7a)
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I understand exactly what you all mean when you say it's hard to relax in the garden when you know how much more needs to be done. My favorite time in my garden is early morning with a cup of coffee in my hand, walking around to see what each plant has been up to during the night. Then, the coffee cup goes on the fence rail, and I'm off to battle the weeds.
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May 22, 2015 8:02 PM CST
Name: Veronica
zone 5b
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Butterflies Irises Region: Indiana
Hummingbirder Hostas Dog Lover Daylilies Cut Flowers Clematis
I can never keep from stopping to pull weeds and I can never get them all pulled.
My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
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