Case in point: The rock wall garden.
It wasn't exactly completely done when I made a left turn at Albuquerque....okay, not anywhere near there, and it wasn't really a left turn. More like an about face and then a left turn to the hibiscus hedge. Why? That too would be anyone's guess. The rock wall garden had to wait, is all.
|Hibiscus gone to seed|
All I can say is on that particular day the hibiscus annoyed me. They kept getting in my way and they were all gone to seed with nary a blossom left. Well, I knew that the longer I left the hibiscus up the more seeds they would release on fertile ground and that would result in tons of baby hibiscus plants to remove come spring. I just didn't want to go there.
So, out came the clippers and pruners and I set to removing them. I cut them down as close to the ground as I can and then pile them up in the cart to take them to the compost pile.
It took two trips to the compost pile. Yes, it's a long line of hibiscus which makes for a couple of big piles of branches.
I'll admit to some times being flighty, unfocused and most definitely scatter-brained in the garden, but more often than you can guess, pretty darn good--yes, even genius--things come from it. Cutting down the hibiscus hedge could have waited, but it just struck me as the thing to do that day.
Perhaps I could blame it all on the garden zeitgeist. I'll have to ask Raymond Alexander Kukkee. He would know. He surely has written about it at Incoming Bytes, after all.