What do you use for inspiration in your designs? At this time of the summer I start finding myself at a loss for new ideas; relying more and more on the same plants, combinations and ideas. When I get to that point I usually turn to books for inspiration. Two of my favorites are Archticture in the Garden by J Van Sweden and Garden Design Details by arne maynard but I have a really big library of books. I find online images less inspirational because a search results in such a mismash of useful and not useful results. But I do really love piet oudolf's website.
I try to do most of the design work in the spring, when I am more inspired, but there are always a bunch of fall jobs I didn't anticipate or jobs that include an increase of the scope of work. After working such long days for the short but intense season here I just cant seem to get a lot of great ideas without a little help!