This old proverb is very telling; “He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” These words of wisdom stick around for a reason – to remind us that one small sentence can change your outlook. It’s time to apply this mantra and design your spaces. Mapping out your ideas is the backbone to successful gardening and all the nuances of landscape design.
What are the projects that you mulled around in the back of your mind this winter or even last year? For many, it is to expand or add a vegetable garden. For others, it may be to design a backyard fire pit, sitting wall or terrace that captures your favorite vista. When the long summer days roll around, you want to be enjoying your new space, not still be creating it.
Don’t miss out on these last few weeks of winter planning. Dig out those journals and ideas. Find your favorite photos you tore out of magazines and layout your plan on paper. If you can imagine it, you most likely can do it. Take some time this weekend to put your gardening caps on and plan, plan, plan. And when those lazy days of humidity and baking sunshine hit your town or city, you are ready to kick back in your new digs. Don’t leave your options to chance. Formulate, design and carry out your vision. The inspirational thought for the weekend is by Cora Lea Bell. “An addiction to gardening is not all bad when you consider all the other choices in life.” Have a great weekend. Annie. P.S. To my faithful blog reader, R.H., I promise Monday's brain teasers will be about something edible!
(Image from internet - telltale signs of garden addiction.)
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