“A complete menu of grouse fare might itself fill a book.” –Wikipedia
A joy of the gardeners’ lunch is the likely exchange of great client quotes. A request for “water-resistant” plants was good but even better was the one from a Forest Hills matron whose garden is a sterile, designer creation, stainless steel dividing rectilinear beds from gravel. The rigor of the layout is such it ought to inspire plants to stand upright and well-behaved into eternity but they often flop instead (Calla lilies??! Japanese anemones!!? You’re kidding). Meanwhile, the perfectly raked gravel 5 minutes ago is no longer perfectly raked. Bamboo leaves flutter to a landing at the gardener’s feet.
“I just want my garden to look like someone cares.”