No matter where people live they will find a way to garden and landscape just for the beauty of it. Spending weekends and evenings during the few months of summer is a way of expressing yourself and a way of connecting with the plot of land be it big or small we call our own. From the beginning of recorded history we see the human need to plant flowers and shrubs to give ground to who we are as a people.
Recently I have seen more articles about the Urban gardener and how all across the country they are reclaiming unused space for flower and vegetable gardens. Check out Urban Gardens Take Root and also San Francisco’s Urban Agriculture Revolution, both paint a enthusiastic portrait of what is happening in our urban areas.
Even in small town New England we come across lots strewn with debris that are just waiting for an individual or local garden club to cultivate the hidden bounty and beauty that lay dormant.