As I plant my garden, taking height and spread into consideration along with both the color of flower and foliage, I realize some people would think I’m too picky or neurotic. But if you’re going to spend the time and money on your garden, no sense just putting things willy-nilly. Though sometimes when I am done, it looks like that is exactly what I have done. My need to ponder over the shade of blue for a certain area or question whether there is enough contrast between plants makes me feel a bit like Mrs. Blandings. If you have never seen ‘Mr. Blandings builds his dream house’ with Cary Grant and Myrna Loy, you are missing a classic. The following is my favorite scene between Mrs. Blandings, the Contractor and the Painter:
So, as someone compliments the blue flower in my garden, I bite my tongue to keep myself from telling them it’s more indigo than blue.