I found myself today looking longingly at my neighbours garden, I’ve coveted their yard.
Our grass is green and lush and I’m just really thankful for that, some of my neighbours around here (new development) don’t even have that, their kids are literally playing in the dirt! But I miss flowers, colour, trees, dimension, fragrance…
I’ve never started a garden/flower area from scratch before, I have no idea what I’m doing. I know I’d like an area that smells wonderful and that changes at different times of the year and that don’t require too much maintenance. I go into a garden centre and get overwhelmed with the selection. I need to start by at least mapping out which area will be beds, and walkways and I’d love a water feature. My neighbour has a beautiful pond… there I go again!
Does anybody have any ideas/skills?
We live in southwestern Ontario if you need to know the zone. Here’s the outside of our house, taken before the grass arrived.
pretty house!! I remember longing for grass right after we built our house too!!
the local nursery’s are pretty good at telling what grows best and where and all that good stuff! I don’t have much luck planting flowers from seed…I just buy them!! but I can grow some mean veggies!!!
sorry I am not more of a help!
I see a large patio area for entertaining. You’re a visionary. I’m excited to see what you envision materialize. Our friend Rich is knowledgeable and skillful.
You’re a visionary. I look forward to seeing what you envision materialize. Our friend Rich is skillful and knowledgeable and helpful. I see an outdoor entertaining area. Remember the family has grown. Make it large.
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I THOUGHT IT DID NOT GO THE FIRST TIME.
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Well if it’s any consolation, I’m now coveting your house… Family of 8 (well 6 now since the 2 eldest have left the nest, but still…) in a 3 bedroom house with NO extra living space (ie: den, family room… etc.)… I’ll trade you my grass for the house 😉
BTW, I bounced off of Rena’s Blog and landed here. Nice to meet you.