Set on making a few improvements plans for the year, I headed to one of my favorite places for inspiration, Ault Park. And for insurance, I grabbed a very inspiring chocolate chip cookie from Karl’s deli, yummy, and a Vitamin Water (you know, to cancel out the cookie’s calories).
After meandering around the park, with a slight sugar kick and an open mind, I settled myself on a bench with a view of the central lawn and Pavilion and waited for inspiration from the park and its gardens. It wasn’t long before ideas came to mind.
- When I need to think, I will take the time to make my way back to the same bench. It is a wonderful thinking spot.
- Design as if one day I will create a garden as grand as Ault Park. Shoot for the stars.
- Design with thoughtfulness and attention to detail- much needed when working on tiny gardens.
- Visit one new garden each month and share my travels via The Garden Life.
- Read about a garden style, landscaper or garden designer I am not familiar with each month. AKA a new excuse to buy more garden books.
- Design and install a garden unlike any I have done before. In other words, get out of my comfort zone and try something new!
- Never forget that gardening is about creating, getting muddy and having fun.
- Always remember- I may not be a gardener or garden writer by trade, but I am one at heart.