The author of Sunny Side Studio knows how to translate gardenspeak. Here’s a sampling of the wisdom to be found in his most recent post:
Wild life garden – an area that has been completely neglected.
Bog garden – a badly drained area that it is impossible to cultivate in any way.
Wild flower meadow – a lawn that is overrun by buttercup and badly needs mowing.
You’ll have to go to his blog to read the rest. This man knows whereof he speaks.
Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.
in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013