Are you ready, Carol?
Ready for what, Dr. Hortfreud?
Ready to make the biggest change of all in your garden. Look at the size of those new beds.
Those are big, aren’t they, Dr. Hortfreud? The garden designer laid them out on Monday and then I “short cut” them so I could see them better.
For the record, Carol, I do approve of the new garden beds but wonder what has happened to cause you to finally do this. You’ve wanted to do this for so long, we’ve talked about it for so long, that I wondered would you ever really do it.
So you don’t approve, Dr. Hortfreud?
No, I approve. It is very well-plotted. But it really isn’t my job to approve or disapprove, Carol. I’m your therapist. My job, as we’ve discussed, is to just help you look at all the alternatives, to work through your issues, and help you find answers that you already have. With these new beds, I feel like we’ve made a breakthrough, finally, and a very significant one at that.
I feel good about this, too, Dr. H. These garden beds are so big that I think I’m going to have to give each of them a name, which also helps increase their placeness factor.
Good idea, Carol. We can continue our therapy sessions because I know it will take some intense therapy to work out the names of the gardens, and of course choose plants to put in them.
Well, the garden designer has a lot of good ideas on the plants. Plus, I’ve let her know that she just needs to help place the big plants, the ones that will help define each garden, and then I’ll fill in the rest and that will make it very hortiful for me.
And planting it with plants of your choosing will also add to the gardimacy of your gardens. I’ll put you down for more appointments, as I’m sure you’ll need them for choosing “the rest of the plants”.
Thank you, Dr. Hortfreud. I appreciate it. Oh, before I leave, here are some “before” pictures, too, for my files. The new beds are where I cut the lawn really short. I did that so I could see them better.
New bed by Viburnums.
I think this will be shady enough in spots that I can finally buy some shade-loving perennials again and not just look at them in the garden centers.
New bed around Locust tree
The new bed makes that small existing bed look even smaller.
New garden bed along east side of the backyard, by the fence.
So big it will have a path through the middle of it, for wanderability, leading to a place where I can sit and rest and view the rest of the gardens and continue my therapy sessions with Dr. Hortfreud.