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Re: Ball gardens


> surely there is medication for this???  12 step program,  something??????
> Help?
Surely you jest Noreen?  There's Gardenchat!!
Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2005 1:20 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ball gardens


> I agree with what you've said, Kitty, and I didn't take it as bashing or
> such.  Being in the landscape profession...be it architect, designer,  or
> maintenance, doesn't automatically make one a horticulturist. I think
more and more
> though....at least from what I've seen, people that hire someone  in the
> profession are looking for someone that does have some knowledge.   People
are
> tired of the "cookie cutter" look, or such.
>
> In general, though, I think design is an overall concept.  People  that
take
> the time to actually come up with a design usually do some  homework.  I
tend
> to think of people that go for the seasonal color alone,  or copying
something
> they see in a magazine to implement in their garden as more  "decorating"
> than design.  One can see the difference, I think.....a  designed garden
seems to
> have a purpose,  a balance.....be it with  repetitive plants or a variety.
A
> decorated garden, like a home  or even a wardrobe....doesn't quite balance
> out.  It's more like a  mishmash of things that don't quite "fit"
together.
>
> I have come to realize that there are those that garden and those that
> don't.  I prefer the neighbor that at least puts out something, even  if
it's
> annuals, than not doing anything at all.  I've also found that  more often
than
> not, those gardeners that start out with the annuals, will often  grow
into doing
> more things, and eventually realize there is more to gardening  than
annuals.
>  Sure one winces at the choices, or the placement.   Often it's just a
matter
> of not having had someone to tell them.  But they  live and learn, or have
> someone that gives them advice or even shares  plants.
>
> Of course, unfortunately in a few cases,  they turn into plant nuts  who
have
> way to many plants, where the idea of sticking to a design or a  concept
no
> longer wins out....and they are hopelessly and irreversably addicted  to
> plants.  Meeting people who turn them on to even more types of
plants.....the
> addiction then turns into obsession.....
> surely there is medication for this???  12 step program,  something??????
> Help?
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
>
>
>
> In a message dated 10/26/2005 11:01:16 AM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>
> I'm not  bashing all designers.  Design is important, but not everybody
can
> agree on what is critical to a design.  Lots of differing  priorities.
> Remember, design is not the exclusive territory of professional  designers
>
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