Words by Benjamin Crouch. Photos by Stacey Vaeth.
Planting a garden is a leap of faith. A vision through time. Imagine that young plant in a few months or years. Will it fit the space then? Will it require training to mature into elegant form? Will it have the resources it will require as a mature plant? These are questions of design that will help to bring the vision to life, but a great plan requires patience. Great gardens must be grown.
There is thrift in patient gardening. After all, correcting mistakes is costly. There is no substitute for materials that are well-made or produced, but expensive does not necessarily imply sound quality. As illustrated here, young, inexpensive plants can outperform larger, more expensive ones. The following photos from a garden in Roslindale, MA also demonstrate that edibility and beauty are compatible values in a garden.
Your garden may be heaped in snow now, but in a few short weeks crocuses will bloom, buds will swell and the ground will be workable. Contact me now to start planning your spring project.