Deconstructing Great Expectations in the Garden

Do you set yourself and your garden up for failure with your expectations of perfection? I hear this frequently, in particular from newer gardeners. They are frustrated that the efforts they have put into the garden, landscape, containers etc. have not turned out like the magazine vision they have for themselves in one short season. Gardening is a process. You have to take the long view unless you have an unlimited budget. OR if you change your belief about how to get to your goals.

My gardening philosophy is about saving LABOR, TIME and, MONEY, the trifecta of elements that can make or break your gardening goals. Using creative, out-of-the-box solutions is where I lead my clients 9 times out of 10 to get to where they want to be. Though there are times when you just have to get in there and do the step by step A-Z work that has withstood the test of time, you can almost always create solutions to get around this if you’re motivated.

For a most excellent and succinct example of this, see this post I am featuring today from C.L Fornari. Read it twice. Let it marinade and resonate. Is this you? Could you choose to have an entirely different belief about how you achieve your gardening goals?

It’s not often that I post from another garden writer on my blog, but this one was just too good to pass up. I would love you to leave your thoughts about this post. Thanks!

http://wholelifegardening.com/blog/2011/11/07/plan-r/

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