Lessons From the Garden

Last spring we bought half a dozen little pots of a low, creeping ground cover we hoped would fill in in front of the stone wall. The plants, called Stepables®, sat there for an entire spring and summer, odd round circles in front of the wall that did nothing but stay alive. We got tired of waiting for them to spread and dug them up in the fall, moving them to spots between the pavers in the Arbor Garden. Now, in their second summer, they are suddenly taking off and providing pretty yellow-green spots of color along the stone pathways. I'm so glad we didn't give up on them! So many lessons the garden has reminded us of: everything in its own season, and what doesn't work well one place will be perfect another.

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