Imagery vs reality

There are moments when I feel incredibly frustrated whenever someone asks me what I'm building in my front yard and yet they can't comprehend what it really is going to be at the end. Couple of days ago I tried explaining it to my grandma (who lives on the west coast) that it will be a combination of veggies inside and fruit/flowers outside. She didn't get it. So I had to use my crude imagery and try to create a picture of what I hope it will be. So here s what I am planning on making. You can see whole bunch of veggies inside (some smaller things like basil around tomatoes will not be visible of course) and the flowers and fruit are positioned around the perimeter and the outside of the area. I will be planting some of the flowers that are rather large on the outside to deter deer - the okra, bleeding heart and lilies are usually safe. They will be protecting smaller plants like my spring bulbs, roses and my fruit - blueberries, grapes and strawberries. The back will have some high-level plants like sunflowers and hollyhocks. I did not put any pictures of grasses or crawling evergreens but they'll be there too. I just hope it will look as good as it's in my head once it's all growing. Now I'd better send that picture to grandma before she really gets even more confused :(

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  1. I love this visual of your garden, it seems clear to me I hope your grandma will get it now:) It's reminds me of a cottage garden.
    Happy first day of Spring!

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    1. Thank you, she's in her 80's and she never had a garden so she's having hard time comprehending what I'm trying to do.

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  2. Very nice visual, what program did you use to create that?

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    1. I used power point. call me old-fashioned but i'm more comfortable with office tools than the new garden layout website :)

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  3. I really like the way your plan came out, it's an excellent way to visualize the end result.

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  4. Very nice looking plan! I bet it definitely helps with the insect issues most gardeners face.

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