Gotta Garden

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Sometimes the Rules Are Meant to be Broken....

Somewhere, somehow I got the message that when planting bulbs one should always plant them in groups of 3, 5 or 7 for a more natural look. And, I'll admit, they do look nice that way.

Just recently, though, with Easter in the air, I came across a few views of tulips all in a row...and I thought they looked so cute...very happy...I think anyone going by and seeing these would have happy thoughts as well...and isn't that what gardening is about...feeling good?



5 comments:

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Only sometimes? ;-)

I've broken quite a few gardening rules myself and with great success.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Good poin--that does make me smile! I think that you have to know the rules... but only so you know when to blatantly flaunt your gardening actions in their face. ;)

Gotta Garden said...

Well....there's probably a bit of "go against authority" in all of us! Or, it may just be a case of not knowing...I have a row of Dutch Iris that I planted in a straight line...years ago...before I had any clue. They're very faithful to bloom but have apparently gone quite deep as I actually made some effort to move/rearrange them last year...and finally gave up!

I mostly just stick things here and there, so I'm a fine one to talk! Rules? What rules?

Lol, Blackswamp_girl! I agree...although at this point in my life, I can hardly remember the rules! Besides, if everyone did the "right things", how boring would that be...whatever would we talk about...and where would the new ideas come from!

Carol said...

What? There are gardening rules? Where? Who wrote them? Why wasn't I told about them? Oh, wait, I remember now, I broke them all and threw them away. Just kidding :-) (I do follow some general guidelines, but rules? They are made to be broken!)

Kylee said...

I, too, planted Dutch Iris in a line, albeit an S-shaped one. The effect was quite nice, actually. They meandered through the 'Limelight' Artemisia...

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