Every hardcore gardener has certain professionals that they look up to and admire and draw inspiration from…P. Allen Smith, Jamie Durie, Andre Viette, Michael Dirr, to name just a few.
All of the above certainly inspire me in my gardening work, but one stands out: European garden designer Piet Oudolf. His work spans from New York to many cities across Europe, and includes both public and private gardens and parks. I love his use of native perennials and grasses, the way he groups plants to create different textural effects. Check out this video of him explaining a garden he designed in New York: