Saturday, 2 March 2013

Your Secret Garden...Again

So guess what??? Its finally March!!! Here in Saskatchewan its still winter for like another month, but there is light at the end of the tunnel! The weather is a bit nicer, there are more sunny days and more birds chirping. Despite all this, we are desperate for some vitamin D and some serious plant therapy. So I decided it was time for another post about beautiful, inspiring outdoor spaces...just to get us through this last bit of winter....
Private Pea Gravel Patio
Love this fence & floor idea
For Beach Lounging
If you have a cabin on a lake, I highly recommend a party like this
Love this succulent planter/arrangement

Great use of patio space & gorgeous fireplace
Vertical Herb Garden
Loving this amazing patio space. We built a similar fence which I will share with you later.
A patio with flow
Most people's yards are just giant boring swaths of lawn, ummm...I must confess that this includes me. Its funny because grass is so impractical. Think of the mowing and watering and then more mowing and watering...both of which are very un-environmentally friendly, not to mention high maintenance and impractical. I mean seriously, how many people do you  actually see hanging out on their lawn on a regular basis? More then likely they're hanging out on the tiny cement square that they've delegated to outdoor living space. Does this make any sense? Why do we do this? Don't get me wrong, I'm not anti-lawn, I would like to keep a decent slice of grass for good drinking games of croquet (which I highly recommend) and the like. But to resign ones self to a tiny piece of concrete amongst vast swathes of grass makes no sense. I am talking about myself here too. I've been trying to add more living spaces such as my three season room which acts as my outdoor living room, and my patio which currently houses my fire pit and dining area. Slowly I am lessening the lawn area and creating more spaces that are actually utilized. And guess what? It's actually less maintenance! I'd like to challenge all of you to take a look at these pictures and think about how you really use your yard and how you would like to use it and maybe, just maybe the idea might include a little less lawn and a little more fun.


  1. I love backyard stuff. I can't wait to have my own and leave my impression on it.

  2. Hey I saw something on pinterest that totally made me think of you and your fence. Will have to send it to you. Similar to the rock fence you have posted here. Very cute.