Thursday, June 25, 2009
Make it Work
If you have ever watched the TV show Project Runway, then you are familiar with Tim Gunn's signature phrase "Make it work." For instance he will be looking at a dress form draped with seat belt straps and a work table piled with random automobile parts and the contestant has been assigned to make a sophisticated dress from these things and Tim will just say "Make it work." Well I don't know if I would ever choose to plant most of my garden in recycled plastic containers but the gardener of this lovely plot of land in front of an apartment building on S. 3rd Street made it work. I am always touched and pleased when I see the great effort people put into making their little piece of the landscape more attractive. Is it human nature to want to improve our surroundings?