Have no fear, winter will soon melt away revealing the buds of spring. Though it is early March in Pittsburgh, the singing birds and the swelling Maple buds signal a new season is about to begin. As you dream of your spring garden, think how you will travel and experience your space. Paths guide views as well as toddling feet of children. Are there worn, muddy paths that lead to swing sets, garages, and patios? Think about setting stepping stones directly into your grass. Curved paths beckon you to see what is around the corner. Straight paths are best when ended with an exclamation: a focal point that pulls the eye forward and allows it to rest. There are infinite possibilities when choosing a path design, but first think about these questions: What material was used? How does placement of stones slow or quicken the pace through the garden? Is the path utilitarian (direct link from kitchen to grill)? or Is your path directing people to your back yard? How wide do you want the path? Do you want guests to walk side by side? How does the sound of your feet on the material affect your experience? Where is your eye drawn? How do the plants support or inspire the design of the path? Use your mouse to roll over the pics for more information:
I look forward to hearing from you. Make an appointment and we can work together to create the best path for your garden journey. Share your paths and garden pictures on my face book page. Upcoming Blog: Sacred and Secret Garden spaces.