Have you worked hard to create a garden oasis or do you simply have… yawn… a yard? My backyard received a major overhaul last year in preparation for my daughter’s graduation party. And, buoyed by that success, this spring we became very ambitious. We installed a pergola and a water feature. And, in addition to multiple flower beds, we’ve added over 25 oversized clay pots which are already brim-full of bright flowers and charming trailing vines.
Adding creature comforts will take your yard to the next level, turning it into an outdoor room that everyone in the family will enjoy.
Comfortable seating and adequate lighting are just the beginning. Candlelight and potted flowers add ambiance to any size space (even a tiny apartment patio). A fire pit creates a wonderful conversation area, warmth and a reason to gather. The melodious sounds of a water feature provide a restful atmosphere. And, don’t forget those small details — a charming welcome sign, a convenient place to rest a glass of iced tea, or maybe a cozy hammock to complete the list of must-haves!
Here are some of the cozy garden getaways that inspire me. Now, if I could just finish all of that weeding. Sigh…
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