Week 6 is here. Unbelievable. The last month and a half flew by. I want to start out by saying how incredibly happy I am that I chose to remake our side yard in to a garden. I loved designing it and then watching it come to life. It went from an eyesore to one of my favorite places to relax. In fact, I’m relaxing in the garden, drinking a cup of coffee and writing this post. I love that all of our kids not only have fun picking fruits and veggies from it, but they play with their toys, lounge on the furniture and read books there too.
I’d like to remind you where we started:
And how far we’ve come:
Artichokes, thornless boysenberries and a pomegranate tree fill in the cut out along with aloe and strawberry plants for groundcover.
Tucked up in the corner of the pergola you might be able to see some vines growing. That is a tall Chinese Wisteria plant that I hope will eventually work its way along the top of the pergola.
We were not only able to create three different seating areas in the garden but a potting bench area as well.
This garden is a great escape any time of the day. The pergola creates shade in the pendant seating area most of the day, the potting bench/table sitting area is the perfect spot in the mornings for coffee or in the evenings with a glass of wine. We extended the use of the garden into the nights by draping lights across the raised beds. It’s so magical and inviting.
A special thank you to Linda, from Calling it Home, who created the One Room Challenge, Better Homes and Gardens, the official media sponsor of the ORC. Great job to all the other Guest Participants and the 20 Featured Designers!