We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
In case you are refurbishing any temperate-zone perennial borders this fall, here are some of my pics of some informal borders at the NYBG. Even informal borders need structure: a wall, a hedge, a path - some architecture.
Every plant here has a label, so I remember what a number of them are if you ask in the comments:
Ah, that reminds me that Dr. Noel H. Holmgren, Senior Curator Emeritus at The New York Botanical Garden, grew up here in Logan. His dad ran the herbarium at Utah State University and was reputed to personally know every plant in the state. That wasn't much of an exaggeration, I think. He had gone on cattle drives up to Oregon as a young man and had also walked over much of Utah.