Monday, March 14, 2011

This Garden & Its Mistress

Carriage house, fescue, boxwoods, pair of elms, stone wall/stone terrace/steps, below, all new, perhaps 12 minutes old in the pic.
Client is successful, headstrong, bold, smart, athletic, spiritual, demanding, puckish.
Today she is in a hospital bed unable to move or speak.
Before surgery she directed her brother to finish her landscape with us.
My hope & prayer? In addition to complete recovery, I want to hear her ask: why those boxwoods are 6" off, why didn't you get bigger elms, why isn't the potager edged with dwarf boxwood, why aren't existing boxwoods-in-pots sited & etc.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
This story, this incredible woman, has dug itself in. She's in my prayers.


home before dark said...

She is lucky to have someone who understands her so well. I hope soon she is well, demanding and sassy. Until then, best thoughts for healing.

Cher' Shots said...

Oh for the love of working with the public! Sounds like you will definatley earn every penny made on this job. Just keep on smiling!
Best wishes for a speedy recovery for her.
'hugs from afar'

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

I agree. Understanding is one of the keys to life.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

I'm sorry to hear about your client...I hope she's up and well again soon so she can tell you what she thinks! I think it looks lovely.
Maura :)

Cindy said...

I have a client so much like her, it's eerie. (Down to the penchant for boxwood). My prayers for her speedy recovery.

Cindy said...

I have just discoverd your blog, and it is wonderful. Didn't realize this was posted a year ago. How is your client doing now?