This month on the Garden Designers Roundtable, it’s time for a quick reality check. You don’t have to be a professional landscape designer to have literally been stopped in your tracks by some major garden design ‘Don’t’ you’ve seen somewhere in your travels. It could be across the world, across town, or even across the street.
We’ve all had moments when we’ve scratched our heads and wondered, ’What were they thinking…’
Take the ‘What Were They Thinking’ Reality Check Challenge
♦ Do you live in New England but continue to try to grow cactus as a foundation plant (or do you live in the desert southwest and try to grow rhododendrons)?
♦ Do you sometimes forget that plants grow and get bigger and bigger and BIGGER?
♦ Do you believe that if one garden gnome adds a touch of whimsy, then ten garden gnomes must be ten times more whimsical?
♦ Has anyone ever told you to drop the pruning shears and leave that poor shrub alone?
If you can answer yes to even one of those questions, you may need a garden design reality check.
Our Guest This Month
This month on the Roundtable we are joined by none other than David Cristiani, principal of Quercus, a landscape architecture firm located in Albuquerque, NM.
Long before sustainable and eco-friendly design were buzzwords, David was designing residential and commercial outdoor spaces that capture the essence of the high desert region of the southwest that he loves.
David is also the author of the blog The Desert Edge. On his blog, David explores the landscape, plants, people and weather at the ‘edge of the vast Chihuahuan Desert + Great American SW’.
Join us on Tuesday, January 24th as we take a reality check and explore ‘Don’t Do This…’. Oh, and we’ll also have a current photo of David!