Creating harmony and peace outdoors...a fun blog all about plants, gardens, landscape design, flowers and more. Current trends and age old ideas about outdoor design are explored. I look at gardens from all over the world and share my 40 years of design and horticulture experience with my wonderful readers!
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood
and probably will themselves not be realized.
Make big plans; aim high in hope and work,
remembering that a noble, logical diagram, once recorded, will not die.”
Wise Words! Daniel Burnam of Chicago was one of the masters of vision in the 19th century U.S. along with Stanford White, Frederick Law Olmsted and others....we are the beneficiaries of these designers' grand plans.
But even for us mere mortals, plans - 'logical diagrams' - make our ideas concrete and available to others....
I was going to name this post, 'The Value of a Landscape Plan' but then no one would care to read it (smile).
So here are some photos of some of my landscapes....All elements shown here were the result of detailed plans ...grades, dimensions, drainage, materials and all plants were carefully considered.......
Why do I write this admonition about making a plan? Because, in my part of the world, we are now all besotted with glorious Spring...and that bestows a particular malady known as Spring Fever....there we go, buying, digging, pruning, fencing, chopping.....
This post is dedicated to my Columbia University Design Studio class - last night was the last class of the semester...Good Luck! and Make no Little Plans....