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.
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:
In this course, I'll teach you exactly how to plan your garden beds using the Garden Planning Worksheets. You'll also learn:
- 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!
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
My name is Amy and I'm the founder of Pretty Purple Door. I've been a garden designer since 2014 and graphic designer since 2005. I help garden lovers design beautiful landscapes that are colorful in all four seasons, show off your personality and suit your lifestyle.
My work has been featured in publications like The Family Handyman, Buzzfeed, Country Living Magazine and more.
In my Design Your 4-Season Garden course, I teach the exact framework I use when designing gardens for myself and/or clients. This framework will you the skills you need to confidently create a dream garden that's uniquely you. It's really fun and makes designing a garden a lot less stressful!
It wasn't always like this for me, though. I struggled a lot and nearly gave up on my dream garden. But once I figured out this step-by-step system, everything clicked for me. Now, gardening has become such an amazing creative outlet for me. I know it's a hobby that will reward me for the rest of my life... and I want this for you, too. So, I'd love it if you'd join me inside!