Signs you have too much garden

kitcatclub(z5 NY)June 24, 2011

Hubby and I are in the middle of a major garden renovation. We got ambitious a couple of years ago and expanded way too much too quickly. The original gardens are now suffering greatly from neglect and we are trying to bring them back under control.

Every single person who has come to visit us in the last year has said some variation of "Your garden is too big", accompanied by their suggestions for cutting back. We started a game where we ask each other how they can tell the garden has gotten out of hand. My favorite so far is "The dog takes the machete with him when he goes out to pee".

Anybody else have some?

KCC

Here is a link that might be useful: The Stubborn Gardener

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

You can tell the (flower) garden has gotten out of hand when you are able to pick a nice mess of raspberries from volunteer vines in the flower bed....sigh...I need to downsize and start over.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 11:03AM
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karinl(BC Z8)

This captures me too, but relevant to the forum this is in, it's been because I have too many favourite plants.

Mine would be... when you could fully landscape a friend's house with plants from your garden, and it would improve your own garden if you did.

KarinL... echoing the sigh.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 12:38AM
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weaserbug(z5 IA)

I decide that the weeds' seeds will be good food for the birds when winter comes, so I just leave them there.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2012 at 11:55PM
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