Why one-thing-leads-to-another? Much of what we do in the garden has resulted because of something else we did earlier in the garden. Let me explain. We tend not to buy from mainstream nurseries in part because they rarely have the kinds of off-the-path plants that interest us but also because they are expensive. Notwithstanding, this year in July our local supermarket had serviceberry bushes on sale for 50% off so we bought the four that he had. They sat at the end of the driveway because we had no place to put them. After a few days, the garden talked to us and we decided to widen a path that leads from the orchard to the raised beds from about 3′ to about 12′ and plant the serviceberry bushes on either side. And that gave us a home for five highbush cranberries, 7 blueberries, and 5 gojis, all of which had been stuck here and there around the garden because we didn’t really have an idea of where we wanted them when we bought them. Now we have a Berry Walk.
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