Is the weather gorgeous where you are right now? Here in Denver, we've had a mix of dreary downpour and sun-filled days taunting glimpses of summer. And I'm aching to get out and work on our new yard.
(source unknown...if someone knows where this pretty photo came from, please tell me!)
Truly, I'm the anti-gardener. The Plant Murderer, as Ben calls me (thanks honey). But I want so badly to learn and grow beautiful crops and blooms. We had the luxury of meeting the previous owners of our new home at Closing and she mentioned there are both strawberry and raspberry bushes in our backyard (!!!).
Neighbors have also informed me that her flowerbeds in the front yard were always immaculate and brimming with flowers.
I just love hydrangeas
Not gonna lie, the pressure kinda stresses me out. I won't likely be able to hold myself to her standards, but I love nothing more than being outside, so living in a beautiful yard is suuuuper appealing.
I've been pouring over Pinterest for ideas...and thought I'd share some of my favorites with you!
The white + grey + light aqua with the boxwood and hints of pink? Perfection.
We eat rainbow carrots for dinner all the time...the kids love them. How fun would it be to grow our own?!
gorgeous fence dripping with flowers
If heaven had gardens with fences, this is definitely what they'd look like.
I am so in love with this idea. Would you do it on the side of your house or fence? Hmm wonder what would I write....?
diy a-frame tent
This is quite possibly the easiest diy ever. Well...ok ok, super simple anyway. Our kids would love reading outside in these!!
Since we have so many kids at our house all the time, I can totally see something like this being a complete hit! Check out the link for lots of other fun ideas.
diy pallet swing bed
Don't mind me...I'll just be sitting here. All summer.
diy outdoor light
How has it never occurred to me to make something like this. An outdoor lamp?! YES!
I would never leave. Ever.
This is my dream yard. Sighhhhh.
diy letter planters
Can you believe these are made from those cardboard letters we see everywhere at craft stores? I totally want to make some. Wonder if we could hang them on the fence and spell a word...hmm, wheels turning.
diy butterfly feeder
So fun!!! Our kids would likely watch them for hours...except Ezekiel who is somehow freaked out by them. So the rest of us would just giggle as he runs screaming back into the house. I know...I'm a super good mom.
I love the idea of using this on the fence! Kid art is the best.
The prettiest ground cover ever.
It reminds me of going to school in England and visiting the Cotswolds. So perfectly pretty.
You really must click on this link and head over to the blogpost about her outdoor room. It's so pretty and quaint. And I love the idea of using mirror behind an old window. Gorgeous.
painted concrete patio
I knew I wanted to do this to our backyard ever since I saw Jamin and Ashley's patio a few years ago...isn't it amazing?! Now that we have a pergola...arbor...what is that thing called? Totally blanking. Anyway, we have that beautiful wood to provide shade over our cement patio. Painting it would just be so incredible. If you don't already follow The Handmade Home, you totally should.
pole bean hideaway
What kid wouldn't love to have this as their fort?!
Ohmygosh I so completely want this. Isn't it so fun?! I bet I could make it...
Our kids love hopscotch (and so do I) so these painted garden tiles would be a big hit in our house!
yarn for birds-nests
I'm all for helping the little birdies build their nests...especially if it means we'll see bright pops of color all over the trees in the neighborhood!
In our backyard growing up, we had a vintage bike leaning against a tree. Moss grew from it's spokes and the basket in front constantly brimmed with flowers or ferns. It definitely had a different feel than the one in the photo above...ours looked like it'd been left behind in the Secret Garden, or something. It was amazing. I always wanted something like it in my own garden one day. Hmmm...now to find some garage sales for the perfect shape!
Are you inspired? My brain is swimming with inspiration! Anything you're dying over and want to do in your own yard??
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Or simply check out my boards on gardening, outdoor, and our yard.