I’ve been on a outdoor garden creative whirlwind…in my head – ideas for things to do in my backyard. I paid for landscaping years ago with my main objective to finally have a LAWN: flat, lush, green. What I got was lumpy & some green with bald spots. I have finally decided that I am not going to have even the idea of a lawn but transform my property into an exceptional garden. Here are just a few simple ideas that I’ve found at the above link and I have plenty of my own that I can manage without hiring someone to f*ck it up.
I personally wouldn’t do the rainboots on the fence but it’s whimsical and colorful. I was thinking of having a color contrasted lattice on my fence and have Morning Glories or Moon Flowers grow up the lattice.
I already have a deck and I like the idea of some large potted plants surrounding it that forces use of my flagstone walkway off the deck.
I don’t have a stone wall…but if I did, this is a nice, clean and creative idea to dress it up. I could, however, use the lights and some other decorative designs on my fencing.
Here is another idea for a part of my deck: a canopy and outdoor furniture. My backyard has full-on-sun for most of the day in the summer, a temporary or portable canopy would be perfect.
The furthest part of my backyard is a small copse of wood upon a rise. I’d love to have a stone wall built into that rise and, ultimately, get rid of the stockade fencing that is now there as a border. It would probably cost thousands of dollars to pay to have it done and I don’t have the rocks (or the back strength) to do it myself but…I can dream.
This is pretty rustic for me but it has some nice ideas to cull.
Anyhoo – I was awake in the middle of the night wanting to use colored pencils to draw some of my ideas out. I opted to go back to sleep while imaging all the things I could do with my own personal touch. I don’t aim for Home & Garden but the thought of reusing things I can find or build is very appealing to my creative brain.