More gardening stories...
|this is one of my first day lilies I planted when we first moved here back in 2007|
she has rewarded me with many blooms and lots of offspring to transplant
|drive up to the house and the right side of the house with the meadow and some of the potential gardening spaces|
|Just some of the wildflowers that fill the meadow... OK, except that volunteer hollyhock, which sadly was mowed down|
last year when the owner had the landscape people mow the meadow. It was such a trooper and the most lovely
pale peach color *sigh*
So, yet again I went on a cyber search for inspiration and hopefully some ideas of how to spruce up a large area but not invest the entire bank. While browsing around I ran across this really interesting garden design software. There was an offer to play with it for 15 days, no credit card or anything... just download it and in 15 days it would stop working. I said to myself, "self, this sounds like something we should try, my muse agreeing of course so we downloaded it. I have to tell you it is amazing and of course I bought my copy at the steep price of $24.00 I really couldn't go wrong. You can put in buildings, decks, furniture, driveways, even cars! Yes, yes, and of course trees and plants and flowers... it has helped me immeasurably by giving me a view I couldn't manage by just looking at the space. Yes, I have figured out some plans for those big areas that would just munch up too much money in plants but that will have to wait for another post.
It is called Garden Planner, yeah I know, catchy name ... here is the link to the website - see what you think. I'm not involved with this company aside from being a customer but I thought some of you might be interested in trying it out yourselves, heck for 15 days free you could do all your designing, save it and then just delete the program. However, I saw the potential for over the years gardening plans so I forked over the $24.00 fee, which as these things go you will admit is quite reasonable.
I'll be back with more photos of the spaces and some updates in the next day or two...