Spring into Gardening

After winter gardens really can look rather haggard and neglected, and its easy to say you will get started with it again when the sun comes out but actually that’s too late, you need to get your outdoor space into shape way before the weather turns to summery days so its ready to use (note to self).  I am by no means an avid or knowledgable gardner AT ALL.  But I am starting to take a keen interest and I want to get into it.  One thing I think I do know is what I like in a garden and ultimately what I would love an outdoor space to look like.  Sometimes I take pics of plants I like into the nursery and find my plants that way.  It’s also a great way to learn.  If you too are not experienced in this department, then not only pinterest, but also walking around a good plant nursery should give you heaps of inspiration and ideas.

Some beautiful garden inspiration for whatever type or size garden belongs to you.

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If you like a rustic garden, then pea gravel is a good idea, provided you don’t have toddlers 😉
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Use a mirror to create some glamour as well as giving the impression of a larger space.
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Garden furniture and benches can look hard and uncomfortable, use lots of cushions and throws to create a cosy and inviting spot for lounging.
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If your outside space is a balcony, I love this idea of really large pot plants which would provide privacy and a bit of shade.

 

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If you’re the lucky owner of a very large garden creating various seating areas and different pockets around the garden will create so much interest and cosiness to the outdoor space.  This is exquisite but looks like you would need an army to keep it in tip top condition
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Don’t have time or green fingers? This succulent courtyard is stunning and low maintenance
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I love black in a garden, it is so striking against the greenery.  It feels very sophisticated.
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The ground of this garden doesn’t look picnic friendly, should you be on water restrictions in the midst of a drought and have grass that looks like this, cover it up with furniture.  What a beautiful spot this is to dine alfresco under the trees and the dry ground really suits this set up perfectly.

Here’s to the imminent arrival of Spring and to happy gardeners in the making.

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Pics: Pinterest

 

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