1. PHOTOGRAPH YOUR SPACE
The most helpful step! Take photos of the space you need help with, and it is best for us if you print off a couple (versus just showing us photos on your phone). Get multiple angles and capture important perspectives, like the view from a window..
2. TAKE NOTES
Plant suggestions rely heavily on how many hours of sunlight each spot gets, and all sunlight is not created equal. Some plants prefer morning sun, others late afternoon. Observe your garden over a 24-hour period and take note of the light levels throughout the day — watching for which spots are sunny or shady at different times.
3. SKETCH AND MEASURE
Photographs are usually helpful enough, but if you think specific measurements will be more useful, feel free make a rough sketch of the space and it's dimensions (feet and inches are best) to bring in with you.
4. VISIT US AT THE GREENHOUSE
A designer in our perennial department will assist you in planning out your garden! Please note: although Perennial and Nursery representatives are always available to answer general questions during regular business hours, we highly recommend visiting us Tuesday through Thursday, from 10:00am-4:00pm, for these in-depth design advice sessions. That way we will be able to lend more time & assistance, while suggesting options for your garden!