by Connie Oswald Stofko
You don’t have to know everything about gardening to enjoy a wonderful garden.
“If you ask me the name of the plant, I have no idea,” said Jim Bardot, who has seven magnificent gardens in his front yard in Amherst.
If you’re a gardener who doesn’t like to keep track of plant names, don’t let that hold you back. Get inspiration from what Bardot has accomplished. See an overview of his front yard here and see how he uses statues and negative space here. See photos from Bardot’s Frank Lloyd Wright garden in this article.
One more tip: Sometimes plants don’t flourish in a spot that seems to have the right conditions. When that happens, Bardot simply moves the plant.
You don’t have to be perfect to have a perfectly enjoyable garden.