Garden design challenge!
Over the weekend I took on a project to makeover a house-front planting strip for a client in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco.
Many clients want a gardener just for the maintenance and to occasionally add or replace a plant or two, but I really become alive when I get to be creative. It's so exciting to take a plot of shabby land and transform it into a feast for the senses.
I had a color and texture palette in mind to play into the style and paint color of the house, a stony gray with a sort of charcoal-purple trim. So I headed over to Flowercraft nursery on Bayshore Blvd to realize the design image I had in my head.
A goal of mine was to update the garden, modernize it a bit. From my gallavanting around town over time and with a keen eye on any garden I see, I had a sense of which plants were being used for what type of homes and what areas of the city, etc.
I am very happy with the outcome(as is my client!) and most importantly none of it felt like work! Gimme MORE!
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