The East Side
I am currently on vacation. It is wonderful. Three plane rides to get here, but we are here!
It's where both my parents grew up, and so we took our son to meet his great grandma and other family members who are on the east side of this beautiful country.
I love it here. One thing I am really noticing is the landscaping. Maybe it's the big oak trees that we don't get on the west side of the country that I'm noticing, or the beautiful landscaping, or the fact that I have landscaping on my mind.
I think having a fresh look at something different is the key to finding your inspiration, which I am clearly taking advantage of.
Once this vacation is sadly over, our plans are to build a deck and finish painting the trim on the house, and of course, when you do any outside work to the house, landscaping is right up there with it. So what better timing for an overload of beautiful landscaping inspiration?
This is the first time I've been back to this park in probably eight years. I remember it being beautiful and enchanting, but when I see it again, I am totally inspired by it this time. Again, with having our landscaping dreams dancing through our heads, what better time to be on a vacation, pulling inspiration from this beautiful place?
Funny side note about this pond in Canatara Park, when I was little I got chased by a Canadian goose into here and my grandfather had to rescue me. And this began my unreasonable fear of birds. So don't expect to see any fake flamingos in our future landscaping. (Sigh of relief for you, I'm sure!)
These trees are super quirky to me and I love them! They would be really fun on either side of a gate or a door. I have no idea what kind of trees they are yet, or if they would grow in a mountain climate, but I'd be willing to try.
This tree is awesome too. I am dying to have a willow tree in my yard, but I could settle for this tree as well. The whimsy of a the swaying branches really appeals to me; it is just is such a romantic tree. Possibly coming from the scene in cartoon movie Robin Hood when they carve their initials into the tree. That was a willow tree, if I'm not mistaken. If it wasn't, it should have been! Or Pocahontas, that for sure was a willow tree!
Of course, we are always influenced by what we grew up with. This is my grandmother's front garden. After not seeing it for so long, it surprised me to see most, if not all of my favourite plants and made me realize how much of a connection there is. I love the use of natural rock for the garden steps. I want a front garden just like grandma's!
And a back garden, just like grandma's!
Hopefully, in the near to far future we will have some shots of our very own landscaping! Until then, happy reading!
Twisted Planter in Aluminum design by Capital Garden Products - $319.00
from: Burke Decor LLC
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