behind the garden gate


Gardening is one of those tasks/hobbies that never seems to be finished. We’ve been landscaping our front yard, adding perennials and shrubs — planting native species when possible — and trying to make it look, well tidy. But the back yard is a different kettle of fish altogether. Or perhaps I should say it’s a different kettle of weeds. Between the weeds and the bare uneven patches, the back yard looks unkempt, especially compared to our neighbours’ lush rolling lawns. We keep it cut, but it doesn’t look nice. We inspected our modest property yesterday and realized that we have to draw a line. The front is for display. The back is for us. What happens behind the garden gate stays behind the garden gate.

Taken on June 12, 2009

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