For the gardens I work on I need new ideas for small areas all the time. I’m inspired by creative use of colors, space, natural resources and materials and awhile ago I started taking photos of great little gardens so I could refer to them later when I was designing for clients.
At first the photos weren’t really organized in a way that I could use them so I started categorizing them and then I started making notes about each. Now I can recall and combine multiple inspirations to make something new and special for each client.
Rather than continuing with a sort of personal photo journal I’ve decided to share what I’ve seen in the hope that others will be inspired by creative projects or that they’ll share similar ideas – especially designs that help make small space gardening more sustainable.
For the moment I’ll be posting about any great small spot that catches my eye for aesthetic reasons but I’ll be particularly looking for:
I’ll also show you projects that I’m working on, share plants that grow particularly well in difficult areas in my gardens, and report back on any pest management strategies that seem to work well. The plants will be for my climate (San Francisco, CA) but the hardscape ideas will probably be appropriate for anyone.