Tuesday, May 16, 2006
They say you should create an entrance to the garden that draws people in so they want to enter to see what's around the corner. I've tried to do that with this entrance to the back yard.
I hope that as people come through the gate, they want to turn right and head toward the patio. I haven't done that on the other side, but plan to soon. (If we hadn't had seven days in a row with measurable rainfall I would have done it last week!)
Once in the garden, I want people to feel drawn to other sections of the yard, but not in such a way that they feel they have to run from one spot to the next to see everything. I want people to be drawn around and through the garden, so that they can walk through in a relaxed manner. I'm still working on that.
If we have a dry spell, I may still get the tiller out and create some new planting beds before summer heat sets in.