I’m a practical garden designer by experience. I think it’s because I’ve been a avid gardener for over twenty years; I’ve lost many plants over the years, made not-so-great choices and know that I only have so much time to keep up appearances in my own garden. I assume the same of my clients.
That being said, it’s important to search for inspiration in every garden space. I know this might sound pretentious or high-brow but finding that inspiration and honoring it makes the difference between a good or a great garden.
There are several ways to find or create this magical inspiration in the garden. Magic is difficult to create or even describe but you know it when you are see it. In the next couple of months I will write about this elusive topic.
Here are few themes I will be exploring:
- Symbolic space: a space for the mind to rest
- Sacred objects: contemplation of the unknown or finding peace
- Passage of seasons: joy for the momentary, beginnings and endings
- Harmonious beauty: everything in its place
As I write, the muse is very far away, especially because there is a man with an electric hedge clipper chewing away at my neighbor’s hedge!
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