Garden Planning 101

Plan and plant a beautiful flower garden fast & easy

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Gardening should be fun... not frustrating!

When I first got excited about flower gardening... I could not WAIT to get to the nursery to pick out my plants. But... my excitement quickly faded as I walked up and down the rows and rows of plants... unable to make any decision whatsoever.

Most of the plants I never even HEARD of... how could I know which was a good choice for my garden? Well, I couldn't.

It didn't stop me from buying something, though :). Usually I'd randomly select one or two pretty plants (they're all pretty). Then, I'd go home and try to figure out where the heck to plant them.

Most of the time, I picked the WRONG spot... or just bought the WRONG plant. Sound familiar? I thought gardening was supposed to be fun?!?!

My plants either flat-out died or quickly became overgrown. Either way, it looked terrible. I felt frustrated. And every time I went back the garden center to try again... I felt completely overwhelmed. Again.

Yet we still LOVE to garden (am I right?). We love to go to the nursery and pick out plants. But the tough thing is that these plants take so darn long to grow... and as we patiently wait for that to happen, months and maybe even years go by. And after all that time we STILL don't have the beautiful garden we've always dreamed of.

Well, I'm here to tell you that it's not your fault if this has happened to you. It's happened to me too! And after years of trial and error I finally figured out a better way to garden! A way to plan out and actually GET my dream garden... without giving up the flexibility and fun of shopping for new plants and experimenting in my garden.

A NEW way to look at gardening, if you will...

So, in this course, I'll teach you exactly how to do it.

  • How you can make a plan and actually get the look you're going for.
  • How you can gain the confidence to walk into the garden center and be able to make a good plant choice.
  • How to pick a plant you've never even heard of and KNOW that it will look great when you get it home!
  • Oh-- and exactly where to put the little bugger when you get there!

Sound like fun? Then I think we'd be great friends in real life! And, I think you'll love this course!


What you'll learn: How to plan your garden beds using the Garden Planning Worksheets.

This course is designed so that you will get the MOST out of the Garden Planning Worksheets. We'll talk about the garden pyramid, landscape layering, using the color wheel, finding the right plants and filling out the garden planning worksheets. Finally, I'll show you how to prepare and plant your garden bed.

What you'll get: This is a video course with several modules and individual lessons that can be watched on your own time from your computer or even via your cell phone while you're on the go. The course also comes with 5 printable Garden Planning Worksheets. Use these PDF worksheets over and over again to plan your garden, track your plants and even sketch and dream up new garden ideas.

Skill Level: This course is suitable for both new and experienced gardeners looking for a head full of gardening and planting ideas along with all of the tools and resources you need to plan and execute a beautiful garden of any shape or size. It was created with the beginner home gardener in mind.

Outcome: By the end of this course... you'll have the KNOWLEDGE and CONFIDENCE to research, plan and plant a beautiful flower garden that you will be proud of.


“Finally! A clear, concise and methodical (and friendly) resource for people who love gardening but don’t have landscape design degrees. I spent years searching online for usable information on plant bed design, plant selection, and plant placement. Everything else I’ve encountered has been complicated, confusing and/or incomplete. NOT HELPFUL! By not having a strategy, I not only suffered casualties and wasted money, but I wasted years I could otherwise spend enjoying a maturing landscape. Amy’s “chill” personality and teaching style and tools (clear and user-friendly) are excellent. The money you save by having thriving, healthy plants (instead of casualties) will more than compensate for the cost of tools and/or courses you purchase from Amy. Just remember, a goal without a plan is just a wish!” -Miyoko, course student, Zone 8

"Am taking the class now and absolutely love every minute. Been gardening for years and there is a lot of wisdom here." -Joanie, course student, Zone 8

Your Instructor

Amy Fedele
Amy Fedele

I’m Amy and I help beginner gardeners design impressively beautiful gardens that bring color to your landscape all four seasons, show off your personality and suit your lifestyle.

I have a diploma in Garden Design and Maintenance and I am also a professional graphic designer and (obviously) a garden lover. It didn’t take long for me to realize that all the design tricks I use at my job could also be used in my garden! So, I created my own unique system for beginner gardeners that easily combines gardening with design. It’s so much more fun than just plopping random plants in the ground and hoping for the best.

I've been featured by lots of websites, publications and podcasts like Home Talk, Apartment Therapy, Country Living Magazine, The Family Handyman, BuzzFeed, Easy Living Yards and more!

You can read my complete bio at prettypurpledoor.com/about/.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own for as long as the course exists. You'll even have access to any future updates.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with the course, please contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.
Do I also get the garden planning worksheets when I purchase the course?
Yes! You'll get access to the garden planning worksheets when you purchase the course. These printable worksheets can be used again and again to plan all of your garden beds and keep track of your plants and flowers!
Can I JUST purchase the garden planning worksheets? I don't want/need the course.
Sure! You can purchase just the worksheets right here. You may also like the Ultimate Garden Planner Bundle.
Do you have any other courses?
Yes I have a few, including my signature course, "Design Your 4 Season Garden". You can see all the courses at prettypurpledoor.com/courses.
Will the course work where I live?
Yes. The course is meant to help you plan out your garden. However, I do not choose the plants for you... that part is up to you based on the framework you learn and the resources I provide, which makes it completely relationship independent. I have students all over the USA, Canada, Europe and beyond! You can create a unique garden based on my framework no matter where you live.

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