This funny little article just appeared in the New York Times. It's written from the perspective of the owner of a small garden space, and paired with a slide show featuring the designer describing his perspective. To hear the owner describe his budget, goals, and the selection of the designer in contrast to the designer's approach is enlightening and pretty funny. Believe me, its the designers that seem loopy, not the client. There are certainly a few things I would have done differently if this were my project, regardless, its an interesting peek into the design process on a micro scale.