I’ve got landscaping on my mind. With warmer days settling in, along with the final details coming together for the sunroom/playroom addition, we are also trying to incorporate a new patio connecting to the the sunroom.
We have a cute garden path right next to the sunroom as well, and the new addition will actually come out 3 feet closer to the path:
It will be brimming with plants in the months to come. Besides the bulbs coming up and the Hydrangea vines against the fence, I’m not sure whats there. I’d I like to imagine it could look like is something like this (ok, perhaps I need a warmer climate):
Photo credit: DK- Garden Design
Or this (more to New England climate):
Photo Credit DK – Garden Design
I’ve been reading up on Piet Oudolph, a landscape architect who is somewhat new to me. I really love his philosophy of incorporating many perennials, and indigenous plants in a landscape. His gardens are wonderfully wild and structured all at the same time.
Some of Piet’s work:
His gardens are meticulously planned and organized yet they really feel natural. Hiring a landscape architect is not on the horizon for us, however, I was happy to learn that Mahoney’s garden center in Winchester will provide a landscape plan customized for your house for a very affordable fee. Similar to the type of interior design services I provide, they can make a plan, and you can implement it yourself, or for an added fee they will do it all for you.
I’m not one with a green thumb- its somewhere between green and black, but I do like to garden. Since we didn’t move into our house until September of this past year, we missed nearly all of the flowering season. From what I can remember, there are ALOT of plantings. I am pinning away ideas on my Pinterest boards, see here and here, but I don’t plan to do much this year in the way of landscaping. I will focus on getting a vegetable and herb garden going, and wait to see what sprouts up in our front and back yard over the summer.
I will be following my own advice though, which is to get a plan nailed down, and to purchase the right the first time. An overall vision will keep us from purchasing or doing things that will be a waste of time and money, or really don’t make sense in the long run.
Also, I found a useful gardening tip sheet on getting your spring gardening on. Check out the link below.
Happy Spring planting!!!