“Cram, cram, cram, every chink and cranny … I like generosity wherever I
find it, whether in gardens or elsewhere … Always exaggerate rather
than stint. Masses are more effective than mingies.”
|"Generosity" in one of our 2014 flowerbeds....|
(Vita Sackville-West, garden writer and creator of Sissinghurst, UK)
After watching our third episode of Love Your Garden (thanks to the tip from FlowerLady
), I told my husband I was a little worried about the density of planting employed by A.T. and his cohorts. Though I personally love the look of "generosity", I worried about root-rivalry and eventual plant atrophy.
However, my anxieties have been lifted, and I look forward to creating exaggeration
in our flowerbeds - old and new - next spring!
By the way, I got that Sackville-West quote from Jack's book review
. I've added Sissinghurst
to my winter reading list! Maybe you'll want to, too, after reading about it!