Big Sur

Photo by: Ted Catanzaro And Debbie Madhessian

Start out gardening in a wild place where no garden has ever been, and risk simply comes with the territory. Do too much, and the wildness vanishes, leaving a landscape that is overdressed and out of place. Do too little, and the effort looks timid, a meager patch lost in the vast beyond. How can you harmonize what you want to do at a single moment with what nature has been doing forever?