Bryant RedHawk wrote:Awesome opportunity to incorporate what is already in place to create a picture.
I love to design garden spaces so there are areas that can be looked at with sitting areas to relax and take in the aromas and have quiet contemplation/ meditation.
I used to do these with flowers, shrubs as little focal points that drew the eye through one space to the next.
Can't wait to see what you come up with in collaboration with the client.
Nicole, it's a good idea. I will keep it in mind. But in this case it isn't necessary. She has a nice sitting area (it's somewhat like a porch). The garden itself does not need any more sitting area(s). The most important (in her case) is: more edible plants in the garden.
Nicole Alderman wrote:... Another option would be to incorporate the sitting areas into raised beds.... The wide edging on the raised bed will allow her to sit to garden...
Liz Hoxie wrote:What about in the middle of the "medicine wheel"? After all, water is the "hub" of Life!
Bryant RedHawk wrote:Rain water harvesting is best done by gathering from a roof area (lots more water can be gathered than just falling from the sky into a tank or pond) by re routing down spouts from the gutters.
I notice a dashed line area marked water, that could be extended along the border for a nice fish/ frog pond perhaps.
In the center you could maybe do a two or three tier bird bath which would allow more rain water to be gathered for the watering of the herb circle.
The design is looking good.