When I first started the blog the main idea was to have something that will serve as a diary of what we do in our garden, as well as a portal for us to share our love for plants, gardening, and gardens. It will be a great way wherein we can share our thoughts and ideas about the subject, as well as learn from others via interaction and sharing. Our garden and interests mainly lean on ‘exotic’ plants, but we do appreciate other types of gardens too, as well as a general love for plants. Our idea pretty much stand as it is now from when we originally started, and we continue with it. I think blogging is such good fun, rather in a sedate and calm sort of way.
There was perception before that we came into the world of blogging with pretty much a finished product already, and that we already have a ‘finished’ garden. I know that there is no such thing as a ‘finished’ garden anyway, all gardens evolve and continue to change in time, and our garden is by no means an exception. In reality we started the blog with a garden that is just ‘beginning’ to take shape. Our garden is far from maturity, and as much as there are ‘finished’ areas of it already based on the photos, there are loads more to do and develop in other areas, not to mention redoing some of these ‘finished’ parts in the future.
It is needing that keeps us alive, and wanting that makes us feel alive. I enjoy the parts of the garden that we have done up already, but at the same time continue to imagine things that we can do in the future to improve these ‘finished’ bits. We enjoy the thrill of the moment, but look forward to the possibilities of the changes we can make if so wish.
I’m sure most gardeners and garden makers are exactly the same!
And on a personal note, it is in wanting and needing that I’m always seeking a little inspiration from everywhere and anywhere, especially when it comes to doing the undeveloped parts of our garden.
As both a plant and garden lover, I have immersed myself on the wonderful world of horticulture and have met various people involved in its different aspects, including ardent plant collectors. Out of naivety before I presumed that anyone who likes to collect plants are also capable of producing beautiful gardens. My presumption though is far off the mark. The reality is that very, very few plant collectors are capable of transforming their collection into a beautiful garden, into something that complements their outside space.
There’s nothing wrong with that though, different strokes for different folks and if they find that the beauty they find in individual plants is isolated to single specimens and collecting as many as they possibly can of the same type then so be it.