"Last summer you kindly visited my home and gave me some suggestions about redoing parts of the yard. Your ideas were quite compelling as I tried making changes one step at a time." said Elaine by email. My motto with garden consulting is : I help those who help themselves! I rarely hear back after my two to four hour consultation- people just go about their merry way building their own beautiful gardens one step at a time. In fact when I do hear back it is often because the gardener has moved to a new home and wants to start all over again.
"What started out as a few modifications developed into a lovely re-landscaping. The cardboard to kill the grass worked well so that this summer I have entirely new flower beds. The cosy nook at the north end of the deck became a stone patio. Ironically we had just finished laying the stones when the neighbour decided to remove the fir trees that were shading the area. No problem because the trees has long since passed their best before date. Now there is a patio which gets morning sun. "
Elaine shared the photos shown here. She did all the work herself- I just supplied the ideas and inspiration!