Friday Favs: Secret Gardens

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We’re going to be working on a couple different projects over the next few months–yard Before pics coming soon!–so I figured some outdoor corners would be nice springtime inspiration for all of us!

 

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Via Better Homes & Gardens

Not gonna lie, but I’m really not a fan of grass. It’s kind of boring and you just have to mow it constantly.  A little bit of river rock filler though?  Nicely textural and will really make the plants pop around it.  Plus I dig the ever-so-slightly overgrown look this little corner is sporting.

 

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Via Sugar and Cloth

Gravel can also make for a cute patio area.  I love how they paired it with pavers here to make a more stable area for the table and chairs.  Also, did you notice the A/C unit?  I barely did.

 

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Via Door Sixteen

Pavers, wood decking, mulch, AND gravel?  Whoa!  I love the mix though… as you may have caught on I think texture is a huge part of landscaping and this setting seems delightfully low maintenance.

 

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Via Holi Coffee

I’m also a sucker for ponds, but I’ll never talk Matt into one in the mosquito haven that is Minnesota.  Maybe a nice little bubbling fountain to kill the standing water….

 

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Via Fine Gardening

Or maybe a dry creek bed?  I love the look of these and they can help out with drainage in problem areas.

 

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Via Shedworking

Perhaps you’ve heard of the new(ish) fad that is the She Shed?  This kind of makes me want one….  Plus, I LOVE the look of ivy, but I know it’s terrible for homes.  I might sacrifice a small shed to it though.

 

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Via Apartment Therapy

If you want another way to get your low maintenance (after it’s done anyway) texture groove on, how about an rock rug? I don’t think I’d have the patience to make one, but they are pretty swoon-worthy.

 

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