From the article: Garden Visit Etiquette
I've listed my rules for good garden visiting etiquette. Have you seen rude or thoughtless behavior on a garden tour? Were you touched by something someone did to be especially kind on a visit? Share your own thoughts on both what to do and what not to do. Share Your Thoughts
Perfect garden etiquette rules.
- I'm always aghast at how some people walk into my garden and tramp all over everything, in spite of the fact that I have very well defined walkways. These are the people who just start picking stuff without ever asking. Visitors with dogs, and some of them very large dogs, just let them run at random. They have no idea of the thousands of hours of work that go into a garden like mine. Thank you for posting this much needed article.
Taking Root Cuttings
- My late Mother-In -Law had to be watched closely during garden tours, conservatory visits and garden center trips because she would quickly snatch cuttings to root at home! It was kind of a habit for that depression era woman. She was good at it too. I think that she could make a fence post grow!
- I hate someone criticizing my work recklessly. Impolite comments put me off.
- —Guest jimmy