I love to share landscaping ideas and plant info. What better way to do that than with a journal page. So here we go...
I was a plant lover before a designer. After a tough week, I like nothing better than to spend a Friday afternoon in the nurseries, taking note of new introductions. But this can spell trouble and I know I'm not alone. How do I wander the nurseries without picking up one, three, five, or a carload of plants and then have my husband say, "Did we really need these?" Having spent many years designing gardens for others as well as my own, I have a thought process that may help you decide if your purchase will be right for your yard.
I ask myself... Where will I put this new plant? And then, how well will it contrast with its neighbors? If I can successfully answer these questions regarding location and contrast, then I buy.
Next, we will explore the importance of an appropriate level of contrast in the garden. Have a great week!
Welcome to my journal. For over 20 years I've created original landscape plans to help homeowners increase property value and really enjoy their yards. I approach every project as an unique opportunity to develop a work of living art, one that will require minimal care and age beautifully with time. In this journal, I will share some of my field experiences and tricks of the trade with you. Please join the conversation and thanks for visiting.