After spending the morning playing on a blanket half watching Landscapers Challenge and Curb Appeal, I’m thinking of yard-work. There is so much about my yard that I want to change.
We have this wonky retaining wall that I don’t really like but its staying because its too damn heavy to move, what the heck would we do with it if we took it apart, and mostly because I think I can work with it. I hope I can work with it. I imagine the yard looked really nice about 10 years ago, back when it was done but now its so overgrown and some plants like the rhododendron’s are very sparse and I’m constantly clipping dead arms from it. I think I’m taking everything out and starting over, even more so now after the great squash of 07′ when we got new siding and the workers trampled nearly everything close to the house. The yard has no color, we have some lily’s that are yellow (one of my favorite colors) but they look like crap after they die off. I would like to put in window boxes on the two windows with shutters and paint my front door an accent color since the house just blends in with the sky most of winter. The first thought on that is a cranberry, it would go perfectly with what is going on in the interior of the house except that the house on the left and two on the right all have that color. Does that matter? I can’t decide.
So, kind ladies of the Interweb. Help me! What color for the door? Also, any ideas for these flower beds?
This is my house, in the frozen tundra. It is bland and boring, so much so we call it the invisible house. When we first moved in we would drive right past it. It needs to be woken up, it wants beauty and color. It wants to look loved. Does anyone know if nursery’s offer design help? I have never done anything from scratch before.