Sunday, January 27, 2013

Outdoor Landscaping (Quick) Pick-Me-Ups

I'm looking forward to the springtime, mostly because I HATE gloomy, wintry weather, but also because it means we will begin using our backyard again-- for parties! This spring I get to help host a wine-weekend bachelorette for one friend, and a couples shower for my sister. (Yay!)

In preparation for the upcoming celebrations, I am beginning to think of cheap, easy, but striking ways to update our backyard without bugging my husband too much. Of course, Pinterest is my go-to idea source, but HGTV, and a couple other sites have some fabulous ideas too. A few things I'd like to focus on...

1. More Lavendar (and other Herbs)
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2. Creatively used Wine Barrels
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3. More Drought Resistant (but lush in appearance) Flora
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4. Unexpected Pops of Color
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5. Retrain/Reconfigure my Grapevine Trellis/Screen

So it looks less like this...
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And HOPEFULLY more like this...just taller
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