Well, I did it. I completed the UBC Garden Design program. Actually, the final course finished a week before the wedding, but the graduation ceremony and Open House were held just this weekend. Regardless, I’m done, and I’m glad I did it.
When I started the program, I wasn’t sure what the end result would be. I still don’t know, for instance, whether I will end up being a full-time landscape designer. But I wanted to increase my knowledge, competency, and credibility as a garden writer, plus, I figured, it couldn’t be bad for my garden either.
Garden plans at the graduation and Open House.
I’m happy to say that I’ve already been asked to design two gardens – and this even before graduation! So we’ll see how those guinea pig gardens go, but I’m confident enough to announce, “Heavy Petal Landscape Design is open for business!”