How I Learned to Be an Imperfect Gardener

Interesting essay on the development of a garden and its gardener:

…making a garden is a gift of letting go and giving nature a chance to teach me what works and what doesn’t.

A garden, by its very nature, changes and evolves. Sometimes we work too hard to keep it how it is — like a static painting with every plant remaining in the same place, with the same size and same blooms every year. That’s impossible. If we can learn to let go and embrace the changes in a garden, we’ve made the first step toward gardening in a way that constantly surprises and grips us on a deeper level.