First visit-first impression
So important. Never again we’ll have the same ‘clean brain’ attitude and instincts.
Surroundings are also important. We can try to follow the spirit of the area or go against it. Neither way is going to be easy.
The most difficult, extenuating and less recognized part of the process. To find the right solution taking in consideration climate, environment, ornamental clients requirements and all kind of restrictions and limitations. A real puzzle, but the more and the better we work beforehand, the easiest it will be on site later on.
The single most important step if there is one. If the soil is not going to be good enough plants will never thrive and we’ll struggle trying to understand what went wrong. “It’s the soil, stupid!” (quote from Lynden).
Perhaps my favorite part. The tension, the excitement for what’s coming next.
When all the plants finally arrive, there is a moment when I think they might be too many. And then, magic, there is a place meant for each of them, big or small.
Even this early plants always find a way to surprise me. This is what I particularly like about them: they have a life of their own, evolve and “bloom” over the years: it is like if we participated to a birth process every single time.
In all of my projects the plants are kings and queens. They are very carefully chosen to adapt different climates and to give subtle and continuous pleasure in all four seasons.
They come from greenhouses all over Europe chosen by their high quality standards.
The ambitious goal is to get as close as possible to the amazing complexity and yet graceful combinations of the wild. A never ending quest…