Anyone who reads this blog knows that I am no garden planner and that I cannot seem to bring myself to plant in large groupings. I write on the sidebar over there that my garden style is "cram-as-many-plants-as-possible-into-a-half-acre-lot." Well, that is about as true a statement as I can make. I don't believe in putting on airs that aren't there. This garden is what it is: a reflection of a botanically obsessed, compulsive plant collector. It is not a garden that will appeal to everyone. It is a far cry from the self-control of landscape design with its perfectly trimmed shrubs, ideally spaced trees, and huge groupings of colorful annuals.