Following the Lines
I do not have a large garden to explore and tend to; just a few modest plots at the park. There are days when I find I have little to weed or deadhead. Soon the fall clean-up will begin and I will have plenty to do at the gardens. Until that day I have time to appreciate the subtleties of the gardens including how plants add movement and texture to the spaces. I like how focusing on one plant or flower changes the way I see the surrounding garden space.
The horizontal lines of the grasses and Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies' bring me down to the level of the plants and to seeing the garden framed by their beautifully arching lines.