Okay, just in case you think this is all about putting a bunch of stuff in the ground and seeing what happens, it’s not.  It’s not about digging in the dirt, buying a carload of annuals from the garden center (inspired by those ads that promise “lots of color!”), or adding everything you see or want.

It’s about design.

Well, yeah

It’s what makes this fun – or a big part of it. What other creative endeavor grows and changes with time?  How the planting relates to the structures around it — and the ways in which you use the space — makes it even more interesting.