I had the idea last fall to redo my garden (it had lost all design cohesion) but I wasn't sure how. I have two gardens, a front one, a back one, and they're quite different. Both are being transformed. But THIS story is about my front garden.
For several reasons (one of which was our recent horrendous drought), I decided to go Mediterranean.
I couldn't conjure up a design at first. Over time, shapes appeared in my mind's eye. Then colors and textures, then individual plants. It was like looking into a crystal ball day after day and seeing a garden appear with increasing clarity, of its own volition, in its own time.
When I can't sleep at night, I go to the garden in my imagination and have a look around and see what has appeared there since last I checked.
I will show you photos later in the spring. Right now, it looks like Brown Dirt World. Here are some sketches of some plants waiting to be planted and a couple that already have been.This is a new sketchbook with very thin paper and it buckles a lot when watercolor is added, creating awful discolored areas when pages are scanned. Ick. No more watercolors in this book! Here's a similar set of images done on thicker paper. Lesson learned.