Gardens are always evolving, yet when you start with a design on paper first, it makes it easier to get the design right from the start. Landscape design begins by looking at the whole property, taking an inventory of the contours and natural patterns, and noticing how your house and sitting areas determine the location of your garden.
In the video below, I am inspired to develop a new design for my upcoming book, The Complete Heirloom Garden, and start to draw out ideas. My sincere thanks to author and video artist Margot Page for the filming and editing.
I design kitchen gardens that are more than just a place to grow food, they reflect the personality of the gardener. By adding decorative touches such as a garden bench, an arbor or whimsical sculptures, planting brilliant colors with edible vines and fanciful ornamentals that create focal points, suddenly the garden comes alive.
I offer a Landscape Design Consultation to give you a new way to look at your garden. I can do this long distance from photographs, or we can meet in person. Check out my lecture schedule to coordinate travel to your location.
Here are a few samples of the designs from my book, The Complete Kitchen Garden.