What follows isn't always easy.
Winter has come quick and hard.
Which I can spin as a good corrective to the main weakness of the garden this last summer. For now, in the advent of bleak midwinter, is a good time to take account.
What did not work in the garden this year; An excess of zinnias. I was swayed by a large, cheap flat of multicolored zinnias at the farmstand. And instead of giving the extras away as I should have, I stuck small clumps of them in places they didn't belong, where they were too tall or too multicolored to work. And then, of course, once I realized they didn't work, they were too big and full for me to have the heart to yank them out.
To pull off the wild garden, it can't be too wild. Next year no tempting flats of zinnias for me. I'm going to start my own instead, and just one variety, my favorite.: Queen Red Lime. That way they will unify the garden . A garden flourishes thanks to, not only the gardener's creativity, but also their self-criticism.
Is it really so icky out or am I just grouchy from a cold that wouldn't go away? I'm feeling the low-energy imposture blues. Time to stop writing before the self-criticism devolves in to mawk.