Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Garden in the Works: 2

I'm still thinking about our backyard, and how amazing it's going to be someday. It's a bit of a conundrum, though, as I know very little about gardening, but want to make our gardens both beautiful and function year-round. I figure I better start simple...

Something clean, streamlined and modern would suit our house very nicely. Once we pull out all the dead shrubs that are back there, and lift up the dull patio stone, we'll pretty much have a blank canvas to work with. Here are some of the looks I'm inspired by...
I'm also loving the idea of a portable herb garden. We can grow our herbs in their little home, and roll them around to the sun and shade, and then pull them up to the porch when we're ready to snip some for dinner. Prudent Baby has a great example of this:
I'm still thinking about patio furniture, and thinking that it would be smart to do the bulk of the work first, and then reward myself by finishing up with the outdoor furniture. I'm definitely liking the Malaro chairs a lot (especially the price tag!), but I think I'll wait to make any decisions until we make some progress back there...

If you have any books, articles or links you can recommend for a beginner regarding simple, urban gardening, please pass them along. Thanks!

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