A typical mistake that an enthusiast makes in creating his own garden is to render it a collection of plants.
We can’t resist the temptation to have all the plants we like, and the result is often confusing and inconsistent.
It can help us thinking of plants as the furnishing of our house.
First of all it is necessary to design the building, the layout of the rooms and their shape. Then we will think about the furniture and objects that will make it exciting and alive.
So first the garden project, then the plants.