The garden is largely my project. My husband barely noticed that we had a garden until recently. So I don’t know what got into me, but a few years ago I randomly asked him to pick up a perennial on his trip to Home Depot. He came home with a goatsbeard. We planted it on the north side of the house where nothing grows and it flourished. This year it’s about seven feet tall! My husband is proud and delighted by his gardening prowess. For an amateur gardener a seven foot perennial is a true sign of latent talent.