In all my years of gardening, I have never thought of myself as a “garden artist” until this morning as I was placing a seed order from the lovely Botanical Interests catalog. On one page there was a commentary by Rob Proctor entitled The Ever-Changing Art of the Garden. He compared gardening to painting. What a novel thought! He tells us to think of our canvas as the soil, our tools the shovel, pruners and hoses, and our paintbox is a package of seeds or a trunk load of freshly purchased flowers! And so, after this inspiring commentary, I see myself indeed as a garden artist and, with that in mind, I think this morning I ordered more “paintboxes” than I had intended! But, you can never have too many flowers, can you?
Some of my my garden art with a floral theme.