“Our gardens become an intimate reflection of who we are. The flowers we choose are a sign of our natures, whether romantic or more practical. Our trees are a subconscious symbol of immortality. The formality of the landscape may indicate our need to control, and a dozen other human qualities are reflected there. Thus the garden is so personal a place that, like human begins, no two are exactly alike. In fact, no two gardens are even somewhat alike, as each site, its solar exposure, soil, and gardener are extraordinarily unique.”

Maureen Gilmer, 2001