Thursday, February 7, 2013

Summer Dreaming

This has been one of the coldest winters we've ever had here.  There were several weeks where the high hovered around 10 degrees.  Needless to say, we are very excited for summer.  In order to beat the winter blues and keep my sanity while being locked inside with four kiddos who all really really want to go outside, I've been pinning and planning and scheming of our yard and garden.  I'm really excited to start working in our yard this year.  Last year we focused on getting things like the weeds and current plants trimmed and under control, so this year we get to plant the pretty things with color.  Yay!  Here's what I've got so far...
Our garden is on the south side of our house similar to this.  I love this layout!  The brick walkway, white arbor, white picket fence, places to sit, etc... love it all.
I really like how the garden veggies are incorporated into the flower beds.  I think I'm going to do this with some of the shade loving veggies such as lettuce and spinach.
Great use of space.
Love the bean poles and the marigolds.
Such a clean look.
I need at least one of these strawberry towers, but probably two.  They are awesome!  I've read that you can fit up to 90 strawberry plants in one... Perfect for our family.  That should leave plenty for the kiddos to munch on and me to make jam with.
I love the herringbone brick pattern.
Great pallet walkway.  Perfect for the north side of our yard between the driveway and back gate.
Love the black-eyed-susans.  We definitely need some pops of yellow in the backyard.
Love the colors.  We could do this in the front yard planters.  We also really want some California poppies.
Pretty, but I don't think the hubs will let me plant roses.
These are the raised beds that I want.  Our raised beds really need replaced, but that will probably be next years project.
Totally need an a-frame trellis like this for our cukes and zukes.
What an awesome raspberry patch.  We really need to give some support to our raspberries.
We really really want to add a fire pit to our backyard.  This is perfect.  What a great way to end or start a summer weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Shanade! How are you?? Rick told me you'd gotten in contact with her. My blog stats showed some nasty site was viewing my blog, so I locked it up. It got me so out of the habit of blogging! Anyway, I'm hunting down email addresses now. Shoot me an email, and I'll send you an invite. katielynn237 @ g mail . com


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