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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Simplicity in the Complicated

Dwarf Daylilies and Eryngium 'Sapphire Blue' by Ann Bilowz
July is always a month when the gardens, like us get a bit tired. The weeds seem to take precedence over the small, simple beauties that pop up here and there. Maintenance is huge and cumbersome, particularly if you don’t like the heat. Watering, weeding, weeding, watering…deadheading, but all can be meditative.

Yet all those grand ideas and projects meant to be tackled get bumped to the cooler weather. By then, fall clean-up is the priority and all those wonderful visions of transplanting, building and creating something new fall by the wayside.

So the best design and garden advice in the heat of July is to practice simplicity even when it may be complicated. Enjoy the small, simple beauties that pop up here and there. As Frank Lloyd Wright, the infamous architect understood, “"Think simple" as my old master used to say - meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles.”

Image of a dwarf Daylily and Eryngium 'Sapphire Blue' in one of the newly created spring plant beds by Ann Bilowz

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