19 Nov '11, 11pm

The Myth of Planning

The Myth of Planning

"Think ahead. Don't let day-to-day operations drive out planning." U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld I don't like most gardening advice, or for that matter, most of what Donald Rumsfeld recommends, either. But let's leave Iraq out of it and concentrate instead on the bloodshed in our own flowerbeds. What's the problem with gardening advice? It usually violates the most basic principle of gardening: one place is not just like another. Eureka, CA, where Amy Stewart gardens, has a maritime climate entirely different from that of Saratoga Springs, where I garden, though both places are nice Victorian towns. Takoma, MD, where Susan Harris gardens, has a climate more similar to mine, albeit a few zones warmer, but her neighborhood--a commuter suburb of Washington, DC--has an entirely different gestalt, and they do a super-sophisticated woodsy thing there that I would not...

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