|Gruss An Aachen
(located on the left side of my main rose garden)
Because most gardens are (and continue to be) a work in progress. Like a dress made from scratch, it can be hard to imagine the outcome from a pattern on a piece of material.
So our excuses are not really excuses. We love our gardens, and know that there is beauty in it. But we want you to know what the garden will look like when it's finished - what it looks like in our minds (the dress on the front of the pattern package).
For Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, instead of the usual close up shots (like the first picture of Gruss An Aachen above), I thought I'd show some long views of my main rose garden.
At first, I thought about explaining why it's not the picture-perfect garden of my dreams, at least not yet.
But then I realized - all it needs is time, and a little work. Just like most gardens.
So, if you tour someone else's garden, and they begin to make excuses, listen. They are telling you their dreams. They are explaining the garden to you in future terms. What it will look like when all the pieces have come together, and it's ready for its formal debut.
Of course, that time may never actually come. Because I don't think gardens are ever finished, or that gardeners ever quit dreaming.