Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Within the same culture, within the same room, different social forces play upon different people. There are climates within climates. As the Sunset Book of Western Gardens states, "Know your garden. Learn your garden's microclimates. Discover which areas are warm and which are cool. Most dangerous for tender vegetation are stretches of open ground exposed to the air on all sides. Hollows and low enclosed areas that catch cold air as it sinks and hold it motionless also are poor choices. For iffy plants, the safest areas are under overhanging eaves, lath structures, or branches of evergreen trees." If the tender seed of circumspection has been planted in a low enclosed area, and the hardy seed of self-gratification under the branches of an evergreen tree, is the garden to blame?