I’ve recently posted a blog about spring
and how I’ve been looking at different plants to incorporate into my front and
back yards. I’ve been looking up landscaping inspirations and thought I would
share some with all of you!
The simplicity of this backyard reminds me of
my own – clean and requires low maintenance. I love that some greenery was
added around the perimeter of the space giving it a breath of fresh air.
With the sun shining in so bright, this yard would be a perfect place to lounge
This backyard space is so grand! The
multiple tiers of grass combined with the gravel is a great combination and has
the charm of the English Countryside.
So luscious and green! The bigger rocks and
stones make this yard simple, yet modern.
The colors and mix of flowers screams
spring! This front yard is so inviting and likely making all the neighbours
This front yard has a more traditional
landscaping. It combines plants, grass and a concrete pathway. The landscape
design is lovely and a definite attention grabber.
Spring is bursting forth in the Bay Area and I've got a bad case of Spring Fever!
Spring is my favorite season and I've got all kinds of new projects rolling around in my brain.
I've been tweaking things in my backyard and have been playing around with some ideas in the front yard as well.
But at the moment I've been obsessing over ferns!
Ever since I caught the end of My Fair Lady a few weeks ago channel surfing, I found myself transfixed on the scenes that took place in Professor Higgins mother's house, especially those in her solarium.
I was inspired to bring that garden like feeling inside our home.
So I lavished some ferns on the mantle
as well as the hearth.
I found some interesting white flowering succulent plants at TJ's and placed them in a ceramic planter I scored at a church rummage sale over the weekend.
And now it feels like Spring inside as well outside my windows!
Up for grabs...
A set of 2,
Fern quiche dishes perfect for your next garden party!
I am a passionate treasure huntress addicted to "the thrill of the hunt." I pride myself on finding unique items and have spent a lifetime collecting unusual and interesting "treasures" which I have used in decorating our home. I shop with an eye for design and look for pieces that I like to call the "jewelry" of the room. Those pieces that have been around accumulating energy thereby bringing life into a space by telling its story or evoking a memory. The allure is found in the details of its journey... condition, provenance and patina. Our collected "treasures" tell the story of who we are. Billy Baldwin said it best, "Decorating is never successful unless it is personal." My treasures are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop and on my companion blog, Shop La Dolfina. The links can be accessed from my sidebar.
"All of life is about energy. It's about the energy that you're putting out; energy that you're drawing to yourself, every day, based on the way you think about your life & the actions that you take. Everybody is an energy field. And because of your attitude, your thinking, your actions; who you choose to be in the world, forms your own field. You are drawing into your field people who are like you... to remind you, to show you, to reflect back to you- who you are. Believe that or not, that is what is happening all the time... and it does not require your belief. It just is. It. Just. Is." -Oprah