4.06.2009

My Garden

So it's a bit cold today, kind of odd since it's been in the 70's lately, oh well. As soon as it warms back up I am going to work on my garden. I have a dear friend who has a passion for gardening and she has offered to get mine in tip top shape. I could not be more excited. The kiddos and I spend so much time in the yard that I really just want it to be enchanting. Hubby actually started it for me last year for a Mother's Day gift. I am hoping it will be done by this Mother's Day. I believe our actual yard is made up of more weeds than grass so after trying to fix it ourselves for the past couple years we have finally decided to call in some help. Besides having a beautiful yard and garden I also want to make the outside more like an extra room. We already have a dining area, but I also want to add a lounge area. These are my ideas...
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I would like to replace the current light fixture to something a bit more substantial.

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I really like the first, but the second is much cheaper. This is not they exact one I was thinking of, but close. I've seen it in Lowe's, but I could not find it online.

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I would love two chaise lounges. This is the best price I've seen, but it will add up since I do want two. I may have to go a cheaper route though. I will have to see.

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I want to purchase a bunch of terracotta pots in various sizes to frame out the patio area. I then will plant them with flowers, strawberries, and a few herbs.


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I would also love to add a bird feeder or two. The kiddos love to watch the birds that stop to visit in the yard and I know would be smitten with the idea of the birds actually visiting for awhile.

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To top it all off a few throw pillows will add the coziness I am looking for.

Oh, and if anyone has any cheaper ideas for the chaise lounges I would love to hear it. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

15 comments:

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

how cute are those bird feeders? love the cushions too! :)

nkp said...

Looks like it will come together beautifully, Paula.

Can't think of a less expensive version of the chaise lounges at the moment, but I can attest to the fact that the quality is surprisingly good on their outdoor furniture. I have a couple of benches that have been sitting outside for at least five years now, and they have weathered nicely!

Have a super week!

PS~Erin said...

Everytime we're at Lowe's or Home Depot, I have to spend some time in the outdoor lighting section. Would love to update our front and back porchlights, mailbox and put in some landscape lights. Your choices are very cool. Love the pillows!

We got some adirodack chairs from Tuesday morning a few years ago for a great price. You might keep an eye out there, as they sometimes have patio furniture for a deal.

Mrs. Filly said...

those bird feeders are too cute! we always had humming bird feeders when i was little! i loooved it

Kotori said...

So funny that I posted about my yard today too - we're on the same wavelength I guess! I love those lights - especially that first one. And those bird feeders are very cool. I need to go check those out.

We just got the new PB catalog with all the outdoor "lounge" area furniture... couches, coffee tables,etc and I'm lusting over them. Just a tad bit expensive though for us right now. But it would be nice!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i'm in the process of decorating our outdoor space and i love your idea of the throw pillows.

Jennifer said...

It was great to finally meet you, too. We definitely need to get another event in the works.

Love what you've chosen so far. I'll keep an ear to the ground for chaise lounges, but my first thought would be the classifieds or garage sales. you never know!

Haven and Home said...

I am dying for some chaise lounges too. I have not saved up though...boo. Can't wait to see the yard!

anonymously chic said...

ooooh, i really like those bird feeders. very pretty. good luck w/your yard!

Julia said...

I love the bird feeders (is there an echo?)!

Hanako66 said...

these are all great choices...you'll have to show us when you are done!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Love everything you have chosen. Can't wait to see everything!

Claire said...

Chic bird feeders!

Miss Aimee said...

we had that second lowes lightoutside in our last house and LOVED it...go cheap(its a great beachy cottage old school simple look). Fun...I am not a gardener, I want to be. Mayeb you will inspire me!

kelee Katillac said...

love the orb feeders....modern eco-style!