Thursday, December 20, 2012

Winter gardening this past weekend

Such a gloomy weekend, I could stop napping when I tried to figure out another seed purchase. 

New ideas for side yard!

So this is our current side yard. Actually it looks worse than that because we took down some of that fence and used to get the frontloader in and out and then put up an 8 foot section of old fence to keep it enclosed in the meantime. Also Pat was throwing stuff out that window as he works on inside. So it's way uglier there now.

The red in this picture is soooooooooooo deep and lush and oooooooh la la. Wow. I'd like to look at that all day long.
Hopefully the new tree in front yard will look like this as it grows. I definitely want to keep the multi-trunk look on the bottom.
This is exactly the size and look I was thinking along that side yard. Without the big trees. Imagine this with Japanese maples where these large tree trunks are. And actually a little wider space.
I would love to have room for an area like this as well to be my serenity place for doing yoga when weather alows. Some water  dripping into a bowl from a bamboo pipe and such.

The cherry tree (I think that's what it is) also such a beautiful combination

And all that went together to form this-->

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh another perfect happy place.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Coming Along

OK Angel I need some feedback when you sit on deck what do you want to look at?

How about this?

Angel's Backyard progress

I added an herb garden, firepit with stonework, cotinus obavatus (purple smoke tree), and worked on expanding deck. Can't find a right sized pergola so may have to leave as is. BUT so cool so far!

Talked with Angel today and she mentioned wanting a patio block area and firepit. So hopefully she'll give me some feedback on the spacing or location here soon (hint hint).

Monday, December 10, 2012

Another Collage.... this time for Angel's Backyard

Angel asked me awhile ago to do her backyard as collage. At the time I was having collager's block. But can't sleep tonight so maybe something will come to me.

Started by merging two pictures to have full back of house and width of backyard in one picture. Now if only I could remember what her thoughts were about deck?

So here's some deck options. They are still fairly roughed in but you get the idea.

Obvioiusly the pergola needs work or just one at least on the latter.

Storage Ottoman

I'm a little nervous about jumping right into the Island project so I think I will ask for him to make storage Ottoman first.  Found great plans through  this old house via pinterest.


It drives me crazy how I have to go from page to page to follow all the steps and they don't have a nice downloadable PDF with all the instructions. So I always end up copying and pasting them myself into one nice file. 
Or maybe I'll buy one on clearance now at Target? Not sure. I'm a little busy right now for a project such as this.

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