PLANNING A GARDEN THAT WILL LAST: Identify your InspirationIn addition to planning with a long-term perspective and considering your garden commitment, identify your inspiration.

A guiding concept helps integrate the plan. Are there experiences and places that have brought rest to your soul and joy to your heart? If so, can you describe or show photos of your inspirations? Is there a message you’d like to communicate? A professional designer will listen to what inspires you and work with you to crystallize your garden dreams, incorporating them into a workable plan.

The photo below shows a swim-in waterfall inspired by a waterfall the clients visited on a family trip to Central America!

Gladly shared by Betty HanselmanGardener’s wife