Lost In Translation?
I hired the very talented Dustin Gimbel to create a design for the west slope some time ago--okay, nearly two years ago. He produced the design promptly, including several options. My part of the project, preparing the site, dragged on and on. Now after much delay the canvas is ready, but I'm feeling stuck on how to proceed.
I was planning to use plants already on hand, partially to save money, but mostly to use plants already here that need good places in the ground, not bad places in pots. However, the 22 'Blue Glow' babies are still babies; the largest is maybe 4" in diameter. At $16.99 for a one gallon, the going rate around here for 'Blue Glow', getting more plants would be pricey. Arrrgggghhh! Must everything be so complicated?
I decided a good first step would be to simply plot out where 22 'Blue Glow' would fit onto the slope, in some approximation of one of the sketches above.
So I put what where? I'm lost in the translation.
One step at a time. The step of taking a circle of cardboard 42" across, the approximate size of a 'Blue Glow' up on the slope, thereon to plot them out. Do I pull out the A. americana 'Medio-picta Alba'? Oh, probably.
Do you ever feel stuck, or lost, and unable to get something done? I do. I struggle with constantly.