Oh, geez. I have been MIA for some time now. Way longer than I thought. It was just time for a break and then I got really busy with some design work (no grass lawns!) and digging out my own Bermuda grass and whining about the task taking much longer than I thought it should mostly because of all the rain we had during the fall. That’s what happens when you put time limits on Mother Nature. She just laughs and smacks you around a bit. And then I have been researching, researching, researching, and my brain was just too full. Oh! And I squeezed in five classes toward a certificate in native plant studies. Busy, busy, busy. And it’s winter which means I try desperately to squeeze in some inside projects before all self-discipline flies out the window with me in tow back to the garden.
I just handed off a design that reduced the lawn by a huge percentage, and I was able to use 99% all native plants! That was fun. I’ll be sharing some of that project soon because I used a technique that everyone can utilize when planning changes in the garden.
And my current client is trying to get a CO for moving into their new mountainside home which requires the approval of the landscaping plan by the homeowners association. Let’s just say that HOA’s are really a pain in the wazoo.
But it is the researching part that really has me all fired up (and somewhat terrified) for 2016 for this is the year I launch my flower market garden! I am going to grow specialty cut flowers! So all that Bermuda digging ended in some really beautiful raised beds that will be home to flowers very soon. My head is just spinning with all the tasks at hand and planning—not to mention seed ordering and seed starting!
So change is a coming. I’ve already started revamping the website so it is going to look like a mess before it looks better. Stay tuned and stay warm!