Garden Lust: Shade Sails

June 21, 2013 Comments Off on Garden Lust: Shade Sails

Summer is ushered in today and that means consistently warmer temperatures are on the way in many areas.  To satisfy my sun phobic neurosis and dreams of  enjoying nice summer rains outside, I have been researching awnings for my patios. I’m really attracted to shade sails, like the ones below. They have an have an interesting structure and are quite versatile.  There seems to be a variety of price points, which is always a plus.

Shade Sail Awning

Shade Sail Awning

Beautiful Landscape Design

May 2, 2012 § 1 Comment

I realized something about myself this week, don’t hate me though. I don’t know that I like being a gardener. I mean I like knowing plants and gardens, but I often don’t like the act of gardening (or home DIY projects for that matter.) I know gardeners speak of the relaxing quality of gardening, but for me it is a little bit of a burden. There are so many things I would rather be doing that pulling weeds, fighting vines, getting dirt everywhere, and getting sunburned occasionally.  I have gotten to the point where time is an in demand resource.And the time it takes to design, install, and maintain is pretty high and I am often left with little time to enjoy the finished product which is  my favorite part.I honestly can’t wait for the day that I can pay to have someone create and maintain a beautiful garden that I can just enjoy. However since this day will not come anytime soon, and I do enjoy looking at gardens, I will have to keep trudging along d.  So  let us take a moment to appreciate beautiful gardens designed and ostensibly maintained by someone else.

How to make a gravel path

Many of the above are from the beautiful portfolio of Randle Siddeley.

Garden Lust: Hanging Strawberry Pots

April 20, 2012 § 2 Comments

Since I might actually get around to planting the strawberry pot I got over a year ago for my birthday. I thought I would share these cute hanging strawberry pots.

Strawberry Pot Hanging Planter in Yellow and Green Stoneware

I also wanted to share this poorly thought out idea, the “Strawberry Jar” bird bath. The last thing you want to do is to attract birds to your strawberries, but maybe this could live on as a succulent planter.

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