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The importance of beauty in the garden


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irisYou may be excused for thinking that, based on my post to date, gardens should be productive spaces, and that aesthetics have little impact on me.  This however is not the case.

It is true that I believe that gardens should be productive, and that a garden without some sort of fruit/vegetable production is a wasted opportunity.  However that is not the full story.  To me gardens are about beauty, and I believe a vegetable garden or a fruit tree is a beautiful thing.  Growing produce for your family, friends and self is also a beautiful thing.

I believe the vegetable garden should not just be a functional space, but also a place that is designed well, with hard landscaping that provides a framework for the vegetables etc to look their best.  Beauty is important.

Hence today I am sharing a picture of the irises in my garden that are currently in full bloom.  This marvellous pale blue welcomes visitors as they walk along the  deck to our front door.  Enjoy!