|Apple blossoms are the prettiest.|
Almost every person who has seen my garden has commented on it, and often not in a good way.
- I was a nice sunny spot. Honestly, it was a practical decision.
- I needed some height in that spot but I wanted something airy that wouldn’t create a wall.
- I think it’s beautiful both in flower and when it’s fruiting.
|The apple tree in full bloom and glaring morning sun.|
I’ve learned so much about gardening since I first stuck my shovel in the ground here 15 years ago, but I’ve also learned a little something about human psychology: Everyone will not love every garden. No matter what I’ve done in my garden, someone (usually a neighbor because not lot of other people see it) will make one of those comments. You know the ones: They all sound nice, and many of them are, but some have that little twist to them. Or they use the word “interesting” which rarely means interesting.
|A few of last year’s apples.|
That used to bother me. I used start questioning what I was doing. You know what I do now? Nothing. I don’t care.