For those of us in colder climes, winter provides us an opportunity to reflect on the evolution of our gardens and make some plans for the busy gardening season.
The University of Wisconsin extension suggests a framework to utilize in the design process, offering a starting point for assessing garden design and planning.
1. Draw a base map
2. Analyze the site
3. Analyze how the property relates to the neighborhood/surroundings
4. Analyze needs, uses, and goals for the property
5. Consider budget & time
6. Plan outdoor use areas
7. Make use of area sketches
8. Finish design
Selecting Landscape plants (trees, shrubs, ground covers, vines, flowers, grasses, lawn) for:
-form (vertical, horizontal, weeping, pyramidal, rounded)