It’s the beginning of designer showhouse season. Designer previews for one that will take place in May 2010 are going on for those invited to submit their concepts for a design space. In the past I’ve kept an on-line journal for documenting each step of these display gardens. I’m not going to do that this year. Instead, if I choose to participate, and it’s still an if, I’m going to upload video.
Here’s the space I really want as well as choice No 3. I shared my No. 2 choice over at Designers on Design. We are all competing for spaces via design concepts and briefs. No one knows who or how many other designers have their eyes on any particular spot. I’m sure, there are others who want my No. 1 too so I can’t share my plan until I know if I’ve won the space. We will be notified mid-December. I’m still not sure if I’ll even draw up more than one concept–that’s a lot of time…
I love abandoned garden spaces–if you dig deep enough they bear the imprint of those who once tended them. This enclosed former garden (55′ W x 116′L) had those ghosts and spoke to me in a way that allowed me to visualize what it once was and what it could be immediately.
As I already said, go on over to Designers on Design (link above) to see No. 2 choice billed there as ‘The Sweet Spot’. Here’s choice No. 3 (15.5′ W x 97′ L)–don’t mind my lovelies and beautifuls…it was way past lunch time and my brain wasn’t tuned to the lingo channel.
I went out for coffee and a snack with both of the other landscape designers on the video who I know through being a member of APLDNJ–only one of whom is also considering No. 3–the other is considering No. 2.