Tuesday, June 19, 2007
a garden vision
Dear friends, do you love peeping into other peoples gardens as much as I do? Always lurking for creative ideas and the "little somethings" that make a garden so special?
I´m not an expert in gardening - not at all, although we have a small garden in our actual home as well, but after 2 years fighting against a sort of weed that devoured almost every plant I ever sticked in the ground, my will and energy was used up. And I accepted that weeds have a right to live as well. By the way I prefer natural and feral gardens anyway, people that cut their grass with nail scissors seem suspect to me.
But I take my hat off to everybody who chooses easily the right plants in the right combinations for the right place.
So I´m enthusiastic with the idea of learning how to crop a garden. I like the thought of creating a space in nature, combining plants and stones and wood, and playing with colors and textures and sounds and smells. Anybody who has an old frayed straw hat for me? ;-)
Some ideas I´ve collected, that I would love to realize:
a herb spiral, a stone garden, drift wood sculptures, a water stone, a wild flower aerea (hmmm they are my favorite dish), a wild grass circle around the old apple tree with a wooden lawn seat under the tree, birds houses in the tree and wind chimes, a swing in the shadow of the old tree, a compost, garden lanterns....... (to be continued)
Some inspirational pictures:
- a garden studio I visited a while ago: Karamulis (scroll down)
- the seaside garden of Green Wellies
- a blue painted garden house
I´m sure you have a lot of ideas and pictures as well, don´t you? You would make a blue sheep very happy if you´d like to share them. Yours Friederike!