warriorswisdomkathy wrote: donar..go online to amazon and check out the used gardening books. I just got a shipment (actually several). You can find many for $.01 (yes 1 penny) to $10 for books that retail new up to $45. Look for basic landscaping and a few for eye candy. Lol, need some of those too. I think I paid less than $30 for 5 books., all of them looked brand new, some were library and some came from the goodwill. As to your ?, sorry don't know of any online schools for garden design. Also look into several of the garden magazine websites, they have wonderful articles to wet your appetite. Fine Gardening (.com). Horticulture (.com) magazine, these two are some of the best. Any other ?, just ask will help if I can. Hey, another idea, as I see your in a large town, check out your local botanic garden, they usually have a lending library. There might be some great dvds to get, talk about eye candy, lol. Might wanna see if there are any local garden tours, usually cost $5-15 and are great for ideas. Someone you could talk to locally is your local extention office, listed in the govn pages, they offer free tip sheets and advise. Find some of the local nurseries in town and see if they offer classes, many times they are free or minimal costs.
pix: I too am doing more landscaping, this is a pix of my backyard, which is just field grasses at 3ft.
pix: My plant stand I start my perenns from seed, got the info on how to from garden books and magazines, just dove in, lol and did pretty good after I got the hang of it.
pix: early spring in my garden (45ft X100ft), all flowers which are outlined in lilacs, west side
pix: early spring, east side
pix: early-mid June, 90-95% of my flowers were grown from seed, to supply my English cottage style garden, enjoy!!!