I have gotten out gridded sketch pads and thought about layouts, cast shadows, which plants should be on which axis and if tucking in a few marigolds along the bases will add to both the aesthetics and the de-bugging objectives. Once or twice I have strolled out onto the deck to try to envision the fullsome beauty I am expecting by June. Okay maybe not this June, but some June.
I've considered using blueberry bushes as part of the dividers and have thought long in hard on natural grass or mulching between aisles. I have spent entirely too much time wondering if it is possible to keep the wandering vines of various squashes in some sort of order . Maybe the beauty is in the abandonment of order? Both concepts are well defended online and in numerous publications.
Then too, while in France, I visited or stayed in Chateau with the most wonderful gardens. Often they combined hedges, flowers and veggies in a most artistic arrangement. Quite the inspiration. The French, have a knack for making it look easy. Like staying slim and dressing like Chanel.
The result of all this sketching, researching and drooling is this: I have made it through the miseries with a fine distraction. Maybe, by June, I will have nurtured along a healthy garden and a healthy Fishy.