Every area has it’s indigenous garden themes, whether they be fabulous, frightening, or faux pas. Surely I’m not the only gardener to lament, “If only we had more ______.” You fill in the blank.
For us in the far, far, far north, I would fill in that blank with (take your choice): style, gardens, gardeners, summer, hardy specimen trees, or heat. You have to say the sentence with a really wistful voice and then add a sigh at the end. Try it, it’s fun. (I thought of a dozen more alternatives, but have exercised uncharacteristic restraint here.)
And the alternative is even more fun to ponder, or outrageous, depending on your temperament or eyesight. Tell me you’re not filling in the next sentence for your city as you read it. “If only we had fewer ______.” I would submit for your review: blue tarps (above picture), junk vehicles (wow, the above fits OK for this, too), yellow- flowering Potentillas, large, gluttonous, plant-eating ungulates, weeds, or turf grass (see above picture). Yes, those are all things found in some gardens here. Residents, and those who have visited my state, can back me up on this. I love Alaska, but every place has its warts, no?
So what does your area need more of? Less of? Please share!