Garden design is really nothing more than a vision of what you want your garden to be.A great garden design is when your garden surpasses what your vision was. To me gardening is a passion but I believe over the years my garden design has grown and evolved because of what my garden means to me.
There are so many reasons that people garden that it would be a two page article to try and look at all of them. The simplest explanation I have ever heard is “I Like It”, and maybe that is enough of a reason. After 40 plus years of gardening I have pretty much been able to definitely come up with a definition of garden design that describes my style.
Garden Design My Definition
My garden is not only a pretty place to visit it is a place that refreshes my soul and gives me a quiet spot to reflect on those things that are on my mind. When I am in the garden it takes me away from all the daily worries and stress of everyday life, a haven that I can get lost in. My garden is a living learning laboratory that lets me experiment and try out new inspirations.
My garden design has emerged through the years from what I have learned and what I have found that inspires me the most. The garden is a never ending sources of amusement and whimsy brought to me constantly by all the creatures that have taken up residency and now call it home. When I want to totally relax I go out on the patio and sit by the pond and watch the show. The garden is a live with butterflies, and birds, squirrels, chipmunks, dragonflies and bees each one enjoying the garden design from my vision. I would be remiss if I did not mention the frogs, toads, snakes, praying mantis, and various insects as well.
This garden is like all truly great gardens is ever evolving new inspiration comes to me all the time and some I act on other I don’t but it is all part of the garden design process. There really is nothing not to like about my garden even my shadow and gardening companion Schnookie knows a good place to chill and that is here in the back garden.
The idea of gardening is not work and drudgery it is to enhance your quality of life and to learn to live in the world around you. Too many people let the world outside there door go by and never even stop to smell the roses. In fact many people only go outside when they have to cut the grass. I find that a shame.
I am so happy that I can say that my garden design is the greatest one ever. I will let you in on the secret to how I know this. Because “I Like It”