This exercise will help you to design your dream garden and compile a garden wish list. Forget about cost and labour for the moment. This is a brainstorming exercise, so the sky’s the limit. Ask other family members what they would like.
You may like to draw your answers as a mind map. If you have any old gardening magazines, you could cut out the pictures you like and create a dream board. Write down the names of any plants you would like. Add as much detail as you can to your wish list.
Here are some ideas to start you off:
|Food Production|| Bush tucker (native) plants
Exotic edible plants
Herb spiral or garden
Fruit and nut trees
Mandela and key hole beds
|Fauna|| Bee hive
|Flora|| Native plants
|Energy|| BBQ or wood fired oven
|Water|| Drip system
Gray water hose
Grey water system
|Entertaining and relaxing|| Bench or hammock
Outdoor seating and table
|Senses|| Aromatic plants
|Kids|| Climbing trees
|Other|| Gardening clothes
The first step was the garden vision. What’s currently on your wish list?