My husband laid the stone with pea gravel and we planted pink azaleas and a coral rose bush....just needed the cute little Bistro table I found on sale for 50% off!!!! Perfect!!!
White roses from Kacie and Josh add a bit of cheese, wine, olives and Crisp bread!
I could not wait to paint my door green and find a lion head door knocker!
"I made myself gardens and orchards, and I planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. I made myself water pools from which to water the growing trees of the grove." Ecclesiatstes 2:5~6
Inspired by Solomon from the Bible and the beautiful gardens recently that have inspired me also, I decided to ask my husband to help design and make a little "French Inspired Garden" in a corner near our back door that was barren for three years.....just waiting to be planted with flowers, shrubs, and lots of love! I could not resist the French Bistro table! In our homes, flowers and gardens make all the difference. A pretty yard becomes even more beautiful with well balanced gardens. We are "getting" there. It takes time and patience to see them grow and blossom. I am hoping within four or five years ours will be fully planted and growing like I want it to! If you are inspired by beautiful gardens clip favorite photos from magazines and "dream" and plan like I do! I am inspired by other people's gardens also and the love and care that go into the creation and the maintaining of them. Our daughter and son in law purchased a beautiful home with an English Garden fully intact! They are the lucky ones! Most of us have to work and work to acquire the look we want.
I hope you enjoy the photos and find a little piece of Heaven in your own backyard! I enjoy white flowers and mixing them with lavender colors in plantings. Think about the colors that are your favorites and then have a plan when you are at the nursery or a local garden center.
A few of my favorites are:
White: Garden Phlox and Roses
Blues: Hydrangea and Delphinium
Pinks: Camellia and Peony and Roses
Purples: Lavender and Iris
Yellows: Rose and Lantana and of course the Daffodil
Oranges: Poppy and Dahlia
Like any good gardener, there is an inspiration somewhere! Mine was in House Beautiful magazine. It was here that I thought.....Yes....I can do this.....I am in France again, this time in my own backyard! I am waiting for the girls and guys....any of you to arrive! That includes friends!!! Let's go to France!