With the cool, cloudy weather and a busy daytime schedule, I continue to be ‘twitchy’ to get into the garden to do SOMEthing – anything really. So when in doubt, I get my sketch stuff out! My next area of focus is going to be my “Southwest Garden” – giving gardens names helps me to mentally ID the area and environmental needs (i.e. ‘sun’, ‘shade’, swampy, etc. etc. - back to the OCD thing).
As I’ve mentioned before – I am a “visual” person. I get lost in words, but am spot on if I can see something as simple as a single photo (BIG shout out to digital photography!). So… this is how I combine my “inside tools”, when I can’t go play w/ my ‘bucket o’ garden tools’!
As you can see, I live in a typical suburban neighborhood. I love sitting out in the warm months – especially in the morning, reading with a cup of coffee. I’m a ‘Taurus’ (if you are into that) which essentially means I love peace n quiet! And I do! I enjoy people tremendously – but need time to recharge my batteries, alone and in quiet. That’s probably why I’ve learned to love gardening so much. It has those kind of ingredients! Visual screening is going to be an integral part of my plans.
Now my design concept is very rudimentary, but it serves the purpose. On the OTHER hand, I was just watching an episode of “Jamie Durie’s – The Outdoor Room” on HGTV this morning. ----[Hi, I’m Shyrlene! I am an HGTV addict.]---
If you get a chance, check out this episode:
I am in awe of someone that has such mad design skills! I am more than happy to be inspired by such creativity! (Of course winning LOTTO would certainly go a long way to buying any and everything!) I love the idea of using ‘yard art’ – I even recently was ‘brainstorming’ in my garden journal recently:
So now as the weather slowly starts to turn, time to get out the shovel & spray paint to notch out the SW Garden. That and start ferreting out all those dandelions! Happy ‘almost’ April! (Woohoo!)