Longing For a Garden of My Own

Sometimes I can become rather envious of landscape and garden designers who have a little piece of earth to call their own - even if it's just the smallest space ever behind a Brownstone in Brooklyn. Here they experiment with new plant combinations, materials and layout - create a defining space for them to identify with. They get to tend to their plants regularly, establishing a certain kind of dialogue one can only have with consistent, almost daily, interaction...maybe even order a packet of seeds from their favourite catalogue each spring to try out...as their garden grows so do they. And I believe they become better designers for it.