paper flowers

lasso your grass

changing things around

keeping a log

daffodil arrangements

labeling seed flats

cedar pavilion


'white splendor'

help planning


A used car lot
Using colored flags helps me to visualize and place things in the garden. I use colors to represent different seasons or time periods:

BLUE Earliest (Winter and earliest Spring)
GREEN Early-mid (Spring/Early Summer)
YELLOW Mid (Summer)
RED Late (Fall)

When it comes time to plant a garden we use the flags to mark the areas and visualize decisions we've made on paper. It is easier for me to see the abstract patterns of the flags and imagine a garden moving through the seasons than to look at plants in pots.