Meeting with Garden Designer - What to Ask
A little background - we own just over an acre and I'd say about 40% of it is garden at this point. We will have been here 10 years next April. It's mostly mixed perennials with lots of roses and daylilies. The newer area we created over the last 2 years I'm quite proud of and definitely took a longer view on the design. It's a nice mix of trees and shrubs and large rocks for bones and the other plants tucked in with more thought given to their eventual sizes. I even made a few specialty areas - a dedicated herb circle and a small rock garden near the patio.
Unfortunately, the "old" section that I created when we first moved in now looks really bad in comparison, so I'm planning a complete re-design. It will probably take 2 years because we can't really afford a landscaper, though we have a friend who loans us equipment sometimes. I've been talking about it non-stop all this summer and my darling spouse has decided to give me a wonderful present for my birthday - a 2 hour consultation with a garden designer!! I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!
So here's my question - what do I ask her?? I don't want to waste her time asking silly things about which plant to put where but I'm not very knowledgable about landscape lingo. Any advice would be appreciated!! Thanks much!