Design Principles part 3: Doing the design.
Do you have a particular favourite colour when it comes to plants or perhaps there are some colours that you just don’t want in your garden?These are the sorts of things you need to think about when redesigning either all or some of your garden.
What to do next
- Consider your colour pallette, what colours don't you like or do like?
- Think about what plants your really want to include.
- If you have an attachment to certain plants, think about using those as a guideline to what else you can plant.
- Draw a scaled plan so you can work out the proportions of your gardens beds a bit better. A mudmap may be a good idea to start with but once you’ve decided on the plants you like, it’s time to think about drawing up a plan to scale so that you can be sure that all the plants you like will actually fit in. In some situations you may be able to get by with just the mud map.
- Think about design styles: Start collecting images of gardens that you like.
Design Principles part 4
Over the last few weeks, Garden Designer Glenice Buck has been outlining all those factors you need to consider when you’re doing a re-design no matter how big or small.
Hopefully you’ve at least drawn a mudmap of your garden or yard if there’s nothing in it.
Do this before you buy the plants.
- But what are the options for say landscape materials?
- There are clever ways to achieve looks of the real thing without spending the big bucks.
I'm talking with Glenice Buck of www.glenicebuckdesigns.com.au