Friday, July 13, 2012

The Craft of Gardening

It's been extremely dry here in the Midwest, so I've been watering quite a bit resulting in lots of thinking time.

My thoughts this week...what is the difference between design and craft?  Is there a difference?  I design gardens...look at the problems and opportunities, then create a plan on paper.  I also design with my hands by installing plants, moving them, watering them, pruning create something beautiful.  Isn't that craft too?  Though we discuss gardening as art and design, it's also a least for those willing to get a little dirty.

{...and yes, I do wear skirts while watering, it's just more comfy}


  1. I'm with you on the skirt for gardening. I've been thinking a gardening apron is in order. Something long enough to cover my knees when I kneel and that could double as a basket for harvesting!