Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Diggin' it!

I'm so excited at the prospect of establishing a new garden that I've been lying awake in the early hours planning my plant selection and designing the layout. Although we're only moving a few blocks away (so the climate and soil types won't change) I think it'll still be a bit of a challenge. I'll have to develop a new colour palette, incorporating different spatial parameters and functionality ...

Cool colours dominate my current garden, with lots of green, clear pinks, blues, silvery greys, deep cerise and blackish-purples, highlighted with white and clear yellow. Our new house has terracotta roof tiles, so the baby pinks etc. won't work so well ... maybe I should move toward creamy-peachy-ochres, russets, dusty-mauves and deep claret-reds. This is a new colour scheme for me.

*sigh!* So many possibilities .... I can't wait to make a start.

Each day I gather images and think a lot about form and structure, texture, fragrance, colour and movement. I love gardens!

These are just some of the plants on my wishlist - click to enlarge.

(oh bummer - I lost my list of image sources..... please let me know if I've used your image!)

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

It IS truly wonderful to have a garden to plan, to dream about, to perfect in your vision. Enjoy the journey!

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