The top and the bottom photos are of the scarlet runner bean plants that are twining their way up toward the wisteria-covered frame above the doorway from our living area; we look through/past them to the fountain beyond, whose base you see doing a chiaroscuro thing in the early evening sunlight, above.
The photo just below is the "rough schematic" that Lisa asked for, back in this post, the one in which I began working towards an inventory of what we started with in the garden, with the idea of keeping a loose journal of our horticultural efforts here on an urban rooftop terrace.
I'm curious. Having gardened for decades already without ever making a schematic, and now flirting with the notion of being more organised, I'd love to know how my gardening readers plan, if you do. . . .Is it intuitive? Research-informed--and do you research online, in books, through your friends' gardens, by visiting public gardens? Do you keep a journal of what grows well where and what needs to be moved or shovel-pruned? Do you track blooms from season to season? Do you have a rough schematic or an elaborate professional one to remind you of what you have and what you need? Lots of other questions to ask you later, but for now, the planning aspect intrigues. Oh, and one last question -- have you ever planned out the transition from an established (or partly so) garden to your own, or have you been able to plan from bare ground?