Despite the rising heat in our portion of the prairie over the past week, I have been working hard on my yard. Both my front and back yards were blank slates when I moved in to my home just over a year ago. And since then, I’ve decided it’s time to get a few projects going. I definitely do not have a green thumb, but I’m starting to get the hang of this lawn maintenance stuff. Or at the least- I am trying!
After all the manual labor, and while I let my body rest and clean the dirt out from under my fingernails, I’ve been searching for some inspiration images for flower beds and landscape ideas. I thought I’d share some of my inspirations with you, and hopefully you gardeners out there can give me a few pointers!
How cool are these Eco-planters! I’d like to incorporate some green elements or use recycled items in my yard.
image via Houzz
A whimsical, al fresco dining area is a must. I love the mismatched chairs and have always been a sucker for lights strung above a patio.
image via Apartment Therapy
The wild flower garden look is so pretty! I think I get that from my mom who had quite the English Garden in my childhood backyard.
image via HGTV
A variety of green plants add a lot of texture and, along with the pops of color in the flowers, it makes the whole yard seem fresh.
image via HGTV
The woodland feel of this landscape is so calming to me.
image via Better Homes and Gardens
Both my front and back yards are blank slates. I need a feature as a focal point. A stream (with a cabana) is an interesting idea!
image via Landscape Design
Any landscaping tips for this novice gardener are appreciated!