Definitely free spirited for me. No rigid straight rows of anything and no living by the rules as far as sun/shade or other restrictions. If you can't be a free spirit in your own garden, then where is it allowed? (rhetorical - no need to answer!)
It's fun to mix yarrow, campanula, Japanese irises, Asiatic lilies, columbine and more, each with different needs, just to see what happens.
I swished between free spirit and daredevil and settled for daredevil. I just love all plants and if it will grow anywhere near my zone, I'll give it a try. I love to fill holes in my garden and I love to mix it up with color.
Started out as a farmer, but then decided flowers were okay, even if they aren't edible. I still only plant trees that give back in the form of fruit, as they take lots more space and water than flowers do.
Free spirited Bohemian here. I do take care in where I plant things to a certain degree, but other than that; funky where I want it is how I roll!
For example, in one bed I have two drift roses on either side of a banana plant, next to a mum and crunum. In front of them is Agave ‘Cornelius’ and another sedum.
One thing I love to do is take a bunch of flower seeds mix them together and throw them out into a bed and see what happens. Go to go out right now and do some more weed wacking along the front of the property along the street. Will be glad when I've saved up enough money to buy a lawn mower.
I used to be a Daredevil Bohemian, but then I ran smack into Aegopodium and deer. So now I'm just a little more picky, educating myself about invasives and Bambi Buffet. I still love growing unusual things though, like a tomato named "Stick".
I am disappointed there is no category for Foliage Freak, because I would fit there, too.
Maybe there are a lot of Free Spirits with Daredevil spirits, Exotic instincts with some Farmer Military straight rows, as Luciee mentioned (and she's right), because in so many other aspects of life we are restricted as to what we can do. The garden should be a refuge for us and a place where we can do as we please.
One year, when the astilbe cooked in the sun, I used spray paint to change them to aqua. It delighted me but a neighbor was furious. I hope she didn't think I cared!
Bohemian style for me, i simply can not grow the "traditional" colored fruits and veggies, purple, green, and orange tomatoes, purple potatoes, white carrots. this includes house plants, the stranger it looks, the more i love it!
I should explain: I plan my garden like an engineer; plant my dahlia garden every May/June with absolute military precision. Everything double-labeled. All tubers staked. My new sprouts are treated like my babies. By August, it looks like a bohemian/free spirit/nut planted the garden that was then run over by elephants. And WHERE did all those labels go?
There is a little known critter named "The label eater", and he/she visits many gardens each year. They reproduce faster than voles so the curse is spread across the country. There is no spray to stop it from devouring any type of label!
Hey, if you live in the Central Valley of CA with clay soil, no summer rain, and lots of shade for the heat, you do what you can. First, you must amend the soil and then see how you can get some water in--or plant only for drought tolerance. I do what I can, when time and arthritis permits!
Military framing for the gardens and touches of Exotic, Bohemian and Daredevil mixed in to the Free Spirit plantings that my Undecided self moves 'round and 'round☺ I am finding that the older I get; the more that I appreciate the Military way that I have framed the different areas and could, possibly, end up with an orderly, neatly regimented design...(or not☺)
I am a natural farmer with a touch of exotic ! Most of the garden is dedicated to encouraging wild life except in the potager where nibblers are not welcome! I also tend to have sudden crushes on things that probably will not do well here - but I am sometimes surprised and delighted.