This is one section of the property I worked on most of the summer. I had my high points (in regards to personal satisfaction and watching the job finally come together) but each time I go back to the property I cringe when I look at this one garden bed.
After spending countless hours this summer hyper-focusing on upcoming winter interest in my own garden those ideas obviously crept to other areas. Now that fall is settling in, and the deer have trampled some of the taller grasses (of course they have to do it right at the gate everyone passes), the unhappy autumn splendor, poor planning/plant design on my end... and these classes I've been taking...
It's time to go back to the client, this time with a proposal less extreme than the sloped island garden. Time to as their thoughts on rearranging. This part of the job that is really uncomfortable for me because
What is taking her so long???!
I decided to plant a Camellia outside the fence (on the other side of the house) and the deer have been munching those buds. So regardless, it's time to rearrange!!!! I love rearranging. Manipulating space is my favorite.
For whatever reason, this didn't occur to me until seeing the Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' yesterday at North Creek Nurseries which I have planted at this home.
banter banter banter ...
This sad mess can definitely be happier.
I really don't like school right now. I have such a hard time sitting still and it makes me feel stupid and out of place just like high school and college. With that said I leave the class every week with some new information in my head that is not only useful to the work I am doing but inspiring as well.
I just keep feeling this sense of increasing insecurity about potentially pursuing garden maintenance and potentially garden design as a means of income. I guess I should put those thoughts on hold for today, and get in the car, and drive back to the same street I've spent hundreds of hours attempting to learn. Thanks EA!
A note from the field trip
I am obsessed with this shrub! I have to find it somewhere locally!
If you're not killing plants, you're not really stretching yourself as a gardner." J.C. Rauston