Posted: 02/07/2013 at 11:05
Male or female categorically makes no difference to style or preferences of the gardener.
An acquaintance of mine constantly referred to male or female "sides" whenever she spoke about people. Used to drive me bonkers....bonkers I tell you! If a bloke expressed sympathy or empathy, for example, it was his female side coming out" she said, as though it was essentially a female quality.
My garden is ordered in large parts......don't allow climbers into conifers or evergreens for example simply because the conifers/ evergreens would be spoiled when those climbers' season had gone. Is that a "male" attribute? I also like some plants to "merge"....billowing geraniums around grasses or example. Is that a "female" exclusive? No, male and female doesn't determine a garden.....it's simply what that "person" enjoys and nothing more complicated than that folks!