Buffa10: Garden bloggers confab
Among our hosts is Elizabeth Licata, who contributes to the blog Garden Rant, and who admits to being somewhat nervous about our visit to her garden.
Boy, do I get it.
One of her fellow bloggers on Garden Rant is Susan Harris of Tacoma Park -- almost a neighbor. She called one day and said she'd be in my neighborhood of Annapolis and could she stop and see my garden?
I about fainted.
I'd have been more receptive to someone asking if they could stop by to look underneath my beds.
Elizabeth is a pro and her garden is often open to visitors and she writes about what she tries to do before they arrive to make her gardens ready.
But I think the rest of us see only the holes, mistakes and failures in our gardens. We see our bad design ideas and our stubborness about change. We see all the work that needs to be done. We see our own lack of imagination.
And, though our gardens are open to all who pass by our homes, the idea of a tour would bring on just the kind of performance anxiety Elizabeth describes.
Relax, Elizabeth. Other people's gardens are easy to love.