Your garden is a protest. It is a place of defiant compassion. That space is one to help sustain wildlife and ecosystem function while providing an aesthetic response that moves you.
I am just beginning to shift my brain to ecological gardening. First step. Cover the ground and let them sort it out. I am good at that. Slowly I will add some natives in to the perennial bed and next fall I am going to create a small meadow out beyond. I get a lot of satisfaction from ignoring the rules of horticulture I learned in school. So happy to be here now.