An old fashioned brick path...
The idea of a brick path, not straight, but
flowing and meandering around the house complemented the eventual flower beds and
defined the peaceful garden setting.
It seems that brick and flower beds just seem
to work together.
Adding a fence can also define your space and
elaborate on the border plantings. This spring
more is in store as I had planted some Hydrangeas around the foundation and Black-Eyed Susans to compliment my yellow front door.
It's all about adding color, texture and fragrance to your yard!
This was probably the most inspiring part of
the whole property. Beautiful and serene with
abundant wildlife, deer, rabbits plenty of singing
birds and an occasional possum.
Spacious but plain, the side yard had the
potential of creative design. I wanted to
capture the peacefulness and not obstruct
the view of the lawn. So keeping it open
but also interesting was the design challenge..
a place to sit and relax...
go ahead, it's fine!
But it wasn't easy, bull work and more bull work. Digging, lugging, tripping and other stuff like that. Good thing I had a decent wheelbarrow and a vision to make this work.
The other plus was that Lowe's is only 2 miles from my cottage.
from the nest
Knock-out Roses and Fire-pit
This is when my vision started to materialize. River rock to create the major portion of my patio area. The seating area has grey patio stone. Roses and Daylilies were in the layout plan so an L shaped flower bed needed to surround the patio area and eventually I added a wrought iron fence.