Friday, August 13, 2010

Our Sideyard Makeover

{After}

{Before}

Our sad little sideyard was just a mishmash of random plants. It's a tricky space because it's narrow and gets sun only in the morning.

{After}

I know it doesn't look like a huge change because all of the new plantings are still really young and small. Oh goodness, it really looks sad still, but I assure you, it's SO much better than it used to be!

What you can't really see are the hydrangea shrubs planted on the right that will grow to about 4 feet. The rhododendrons on the left are located between each of the windows (from our living room) and will also grow to about 4 feet. I can't wait to see how everything looks next year.

There are also two rose bushes planted on either side of the entrance to the gravel path. It's far for complete, but it's a start. I'd love to add an arched trellis covered in clematis (which I already have growing on the fence) at the end of the path where the sideyard narrows towards the backyard. I'm also not too crazy about the black metal edging we have, but this year's landscape budget it tapped, so maybe next year.

I love this look from Restoration Hardware (minus the lights) as an edging idea.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

5 comments:

Sam said...

What a lovely garden. You have done a fabulous job. I am just planning and planting my new garden. I can't wait to see it grow.

Miss Chelsea said...

Love all the pretty pink flowers!

Windlost said...

Looks gorgeous - your home is so lovely ! xo Terri

Lauren said...

it looks so pretty!! I can't wait to see it next year! ALso love your house- love all the black and the yellow mat is perfect!! so happy
xoxo,
lauren

Suzie said...

Beautiful!