My blogs after this one, by far and away, will be teaching tools and help aids. I don't want you to be exhausted by landscaping company nonsense and me tooting my horn until your ears hurt. So, without further ado, here is the cataclysmic rise and fall of my ego in a few weighted paragraphs.
Understanding how plants grow, established size, watering needs, delivery, and all of the "structure" that is horticulture is important and shouldn't be shoved aside. But, that stuff should just stick in your brain as commandments unbreakable. When that happens, the ability to create is unleashed.
My ideas and inspiration for landscape design boil down to uninhibited creativity. I began writing and performing hip-hop music in my teens before I knew who Eminem was. And later in life I dove into Culinary Arts for a few years, but that didn't stick very long. Still, in those successes and failures the common denominator was the need to create.
Here I am, eight years later, writing a blog of all things. I think I'm better off playing in the dirt, but who knows. I'll give this as much effort as I do my landscapes and in the long run it might pay off. I hope you are as enthusiastic as I am about horticulture and far more patient than I am reading about it. Stick around and you just might learn a few things from me, Sean.