I garden (in addition to all the fabulous plants to know, work outdoors, etc reasons) because it makes me break out of my normal behavioral routines. I am a perfectionist, extremely organized, list-making plan freak. Yet, in the garden I’m up for anything. I improvise, poke around, move & split on the fly, rearrange beds, change paths, sit and stare and hatch brilliantly crazy ideas that somehow work out wonderfully. with the garden as my only audience, ever-forgiving and always growing, it sets me creatively free.