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Of course I name my garden beds!

Yes, my garden beds all have names. It does make conversation, and gardening thoughts, much simpler. Without bed names, I would be saying something like “There should be a low and wide shrub that blooms peach, over near the Cleyera, past the Ostrich Fern, but to the right of the Dystilium ‘Vintage Jade’, but in front of the Satsuki ‘White Gumpo’ azalea. It is much more concise to say “There should be a low and wide shrub that blooms peach, in the front edge of the North Border”. See? Perfectly logical!

Some bed names are sentimental, some are just standard and obvious. North Shrub Border, East Shrub Border, South Shrub Border – these are standard and obvious. But The Delta Bed is one I planted while my little black spaniel, Delta, lounged on the grass beside me while I dug and planted the original bed, which has changed much through the years. So, naming garden beds is something many people may do, but I haven’t surveyed anyone to learn if this is a common practice. What do you think?

Eva Peron Bed wrapping around side of house.

Eva Peron Bed wrapping around side of house.

The Delta Bed.

The Delta Bed.

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