Design in Progress
GARDENS & PLANTS
I find myself having loads of non land based designs and I wanted a
space to explore gardens and come up with designs that would form a land
based design portfoio. Partly to inspire people to pay me to do their
garden and partly to find common threads in permaculture gardens that
work in most gardens.
I love plants which is what got me into herbal medicine so I want to
create a herbaculture plant list for permaculturalists to use. Giving
the easy to grow, easy to make medicines from plants that could be
chosen when hedging, flower gardening and tree planting. ( this may form
a chapter in the herba book design). Having an interest in growing plants, the next thing is where to plant
them. I have aspirations of being a garden designer (obviously permaculture
inspired) which gets rekindled everytime I watch over enthusiastic
gardeners on TV. I am also interested in plants that take my fancy (quantum flirting) and particular plant families but I do think about functionality sometimes.
I am seriously dreaming up visions of a plant nursery, what I
would grow? what I would do with land if I had some? I am a bit wary as I know if I design it, I bet it comes true a few years later. I
know I can redesign/ tweak but more importantly is it what I
really really want? With land comes responsibilty and a rootedness, I
suppose it's like having children. When I think of grand gardens there is also the staus symbol, bousjois side of land ownership versus the grounding hands in the soil leveling charm of being part of nature.
- insert base maps
What Id love to do?
- Permaculture garden design and implementation as in the above garden
- grow herbs/ plants in a nursery
- grow lots of veg
Which of these are reasonable?
Which are taking place where I work already?
Garden endeavours possible if I stayed at Lodge Farm for another year.