The other thing that seems to have happened to me - is that I'm seeking out gardens. I'm looking at plant names (although not really grasping or retaining them). Lucky for me Sydney seems to have lots of options nearby.. Wendy Whitely is known for her transformation of a piece of harbour side land - that no-one seemed to be doing anything with. I have been meaning to visit for ages.. Finally i did! Here's one of my snippets...
Wendy Whiteley's Secret garden, Lavender Bay, Sydney from tara axford on Vimeo.
For more info - there is also a book here
If you're in Sydney and fancy a tour of Lavender Bay there's one coming up in May.