Plants make life in the big city bearable, the air breathable, worries distant, and have a calming effect like no other.
When I reached out to Yohan, what he said about space resonated with me so much so it set the foundation for this post.
No space is too small for a garden.
Space, or the lack of it, is the reality for us city-dwellers. And, if someone, can look past it, and still bring the jungle inside, then it’s worth taking a look. There’s so much to share that I have divided this post into two parts. Excerpts from a tete-a-tete with Yohan:
1. What is the smallest garden space you have designed and the largest?
- two side yards (60’x12’ / 13’x18’),
- one front yard (29’x10’)
- façade planters on the ground floor
- two studio gardens ( 15’x10’ each)
- one balcony garden(20’x5’) in the same building.
The ground floor gardens were done in contemporary and tropical themes with plenty of colours and flowering plants.
2. How large is Sharmas’ garden space?
3. What are the wooden blocks made of that is seen in the flooring of most garden – are they tiles or wood?
4. Do you always recommend faux lawn or do you also install actual grass?