What do you think the most popular passalong garden plant might be, world-wide?
I’ll give you a minute to think about it. But I’m not asking which one is sold the most, the one that people buy every year to plant, like tomatoes or marigolds. I’m wondering about the one most propagated and shared between gardeners.
At their most unpretentious, gardening, cooking, and music have very simple things in common.
While passing time the other muggy July day with a musician who loves to cook, he confided he couldn’t grow herbs. “Terrible luck,” he said. And I suggested he was trying too hard, like playing with too many notes.
There is a one-word answer to some of the most plaintive requests I get for help with garden pests: Fence.
As a frustrated hands-on gardener myself, I perfectly understand how everyone wants relief through an easy fix. And the push-back about physical barriers, whether out of concerns over the expense or aesthetics.