So this Fall, the plan is to excavate the front and back yard, we are taking out all the railway ties and old plants in the backyard, everything but the two trees there are being pulled out. We already unceremoniously ripped out all the old rosebushes when we first took possession.
We desperately need curves (below) here in the front, possible a stone walkway from the street to the front door. Also something needs to be done to take the attention away from the two small windows on the right side of the house that are not centred with the peak.
This is my nephew on the day we took possession!
The grass is full of clover and weeds, and of course there is this beautiful driveway here (above) that needs to be removed as well.
Here are some of my thoughts on what I’d like to see:
I would like a raised vegetable garden here (below) beside my studio. It’s the sunniest spot in the back yard.
You can’t even imagine how much it pains me to show how ugly it all is, but all I can say is, the after pictures will be well worth the wait!
I would like a stone pathway going from the house to my studio that is perhaps even more unstructured than this one.
I love Shasta Daisies, here in Yarrow, they are everywhere, especially growing along fences. I want some all along my back fence beside the garden shed.
We also need a new gate on the left side of the house, the old one is long one!
I just love Hostas. My neighbour has a pile of them their front yard and I look longingly at them wondering if they’ll notice if I take a few. I love all the endless ways you can style inside with them. Here’s one idea just for starters:
Just one in a small vase looks so great and you could line them up on your mantle, they last and last!
I adore boxwood and I’m thinking about planting only white flowers. Although I love Lavender too, so that might be the only exception.
So what do you think my lovelies? Is there hope for my yard? Landscaping is one area where I’m definitely not an expert so I’ll need lots of advice!
Thanks again to everyone who participated in my 37 Days of Learning Undertones Series I’ll introduce another series shortly!
My favourite comment was this one from Sarah:
“For 10 years, I have detested my family room, with it’s (pink beige) built in brick fireplace wall and greenish walls (chosen by an Ethan Allen interior designer). I repainted & replaced the furniture 3 times but could never get it right until I read your e-book on undertones. Now painted in Stone Hearth 984 with crisp white slip covered furniture – it is a BEAUTIFUL space!!! Thank you!!!”
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Thanks Sarah, have a great long weekend everyone!