How to Design a Garden | Reader Submission

Figuring out how to plan and design a large-scale gardening or landscaping project is a hell of a job. You have to figure in bloom time, heights, color schemes, annuals versus perennials, BI-ennials…one can become paralyzed by the options.

If you have been following along with The Retirement Garden Project, you have read all about how, at 10 months into this project, I have run into a wall. Although many plants already have homes out in the Front Yard Sun Garden, my stumbling block was where the heck to plant everything that is still in a seed packet or started under the grow lights downstairs.

Front Yard Project

This is where we were when we bedded the garden down for the winter.

So I put a call out to the Project Community. And, as happens when you finally get out of your head and open your mouth to ask for help, someone answered. The Fabulous Mrs. Fox, otherwise known as Andrea, answered.

Then she blew my mind into a thin goo. Like a squished slug goo. Or a pile of squished slugs.

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Show off your skillz!

I love sharing. All of my smaller knitting patterns, like toys and accessories are, and will most likely continue to be, free (if I make something absolutely insane that takes months of my time, I might charge a nominal fee – I do have to eat). I still haven’t decided if I will move up into bigger, more involved patterns.

What I love even more than sharing with you is circular sharing! If you have made one of my pieces, either as written or adapted, I would be absolutely delighted if you would be willing to share it with the LMTMP community.

Just send me an email with either a photo or link and I’ll get it right up on the main pattern page.

Further Reading

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