Transform your garden without the expensive professional overhaul! Join landscape designer and author Rebecca Sweet as she shares essential techniques for reviving your garden design. First, Rebecca will teach you how to begin your garden transformation by editing your garden and breaking down key elements using photos. Then, find out how to create echoes in your space to add a sense of continuity using color, texture, and form. Begin with the simplest element, color, before exploring the unexpected and touchable textures that the plant world has to offer. Finally, learn about shape and form and how to incorporate this subtle element into your garden design. By the end of this class, you will have identified gardening mistakes and learned how to correct them with easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement solutions.
Introduction & Where to Begin
Meet your instructor, gardening author and designer Rebecca Sweet. You’ll kick off this engaging class by learning how to look at a garden in new ways as you assess its colors, textures and forms. Your observations will help direct your decisions for changing the look and feel of your garden’s design.
Color plays a significant role in every garden, and you’ll be amazed by the creative pops of color and nuanced details that you might not have considered before. Rebecca explains the basics of color theory as she walks you through color pairing options and ways to create simple and complex echoes in your chosen palette throughout your garden with foliage, flowers, and much more.
Master the paring knife as you learn to easily core a jalapeño, tomato or cauliflower and zest an orange then learn how to cut down butternut squash and pineapple as you tackle a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Gardens are a thrill for the senses, and our sense of touch is no exception! Discover how to incorporate a variety of texture into your landscaping and hardscaping elements, ranging from subtle repeating patterns of soft leaves to surprising designs like spongy bark and sharp succulents.
Shape & Form
Explore how shape and form play into the visual impact of your plants, rocks, water features, outdoor art and more. Rebecca demonstrates the best practices for integrating echoes in your garden using a range of angular, rounded and uniquely shaped elements.You’ll finish the class brimming with inspiration for re-imagining any garden of your choosing!