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Re: PNW Show/ pre-planned

Well, personally I can't find fault in a pre-planned garden from a nursery  
or professional.  Some folks just want a garden, are new to gardening  or the 
area, would rather not spend the time and money experimenting what works  and 
what doesn't.  I have found that most people that start with something  that 
works, end up enjoying it far more and tend to want to experiment then  later.  
Nothing better than sparking an enthusiasm for the hobby in  someone, even if 
it is with something pre-planned.
I personally see a whole lot more sense in pre-planned gardens from a  
reputable source than from a hastily put together magazine  layout!!!   (smile)
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 2/21/2006 11:11:07 AM Central Standard Time,  
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

The most  common question that gets sent to me via my website is "What
catalog has  pre-planned gardens". I think saying that those people can't be
bothered is  perhaps a little harsh. Not everyone enjoys the process like we
do; some  people are intimidated by the sheer number of options, some people
don't  have time, some are sure that they are not knowledgeable enough to do
it  themselves. And in the case of HCG, those pre-planned gardens are  not
unattractive. Not a bad way to get a good assortment.  

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