The Executive Producer might have a point.
This is the view from the east-facing patio off the master bedroom. Bluebonnets, violas, poppies, Toadflax, lemon thyme, verbena, roses, Gulf Coast Penstemon ... it's a beautiful bed, isn't it?
Except it's not a bed, at least not most of it as you can see from the above photo.* The bluebonnets are smack dab in the middle of the path leading off that patio. So when the Executive Producer asks me, "why can't you just let a path be a path?", I think to myself that he does have a point. I do NOT say it aloud, of course. Instead I tell him that he doesn't understand cottage garden style. I know better than to let him think he should have input regarding garden matters!
*As you can also see above, I've started clearing some of the Violas, thyme and verbena from the path. Mercy, it's a mess now!