Ooookay, so yeah, yards. I know it's certainly not as exciting as Abs up there, but what can you say. I don't think any topic is as exciting. So my dream yard would be large and bordered by woods. I would love to have a really cute house out far enough to have privacy, but not too far that I couldn't go to the Barnes & Noble when I wanted. This one is close, but the porches would have to be bigger and screened in. Sorry I do not like bugs.
Anyway, I would want the back of the house to have another amazing porch, which would back up to woods. The woods would have a creek running through and be close enough to the house so I can hear it. The creek must have a waterfall of some kind because I love the sound of water. It's so relaxing.
Next you gotta have plants and by plants I mean a lot of flowers and trees. Right now, in reality, my yard does have plants. I have 4 boxwoods and 3 miniature spruce in my front yard. My sister and I just planted 3 azalea bushes and flowers also in the front yard. We are currently planning a small garden in the back and then a Japanese garden she wants. I have a very large yard, but it's crappy. The back is all up hill or down, depending on how you look at it. So the more we plant the less I have to mow.
Wait! We're talking fantasy so my dream yard has woods and a creek and a waterfall. None of this I have to mow. I also have a lovely garden close to the house. In it will be crepe myrtle, flowering cherry trees and a lot of flowers. See there are my flowers.
If you don't know about crepe myrtle check to the left. They smell so damn good. I have wonderful friends that live in Memphis and when I go to visit, these trees are everywhere. They are gorgeous and just make everything smell wonderful.
And that if you don't know what a flowering cherry looks like, there it is to the right. They smell awesome too and they are really pretty. I planted one for realz a few years ago and it was doing great until we had a killing frost at the end of April. Yep, you guess it. Killed my poor baby tree. Bastard weather!!
So there you have it. My dream yard/house. When I finally purchase it and move in everyone is invited to my house for a cookout!
Now head over and check out the other Blogger Girlz (Bronwyn, Jessica, Kris, Jenny, Leigh, and Kellie) to see what kinds of yards they dream of having.
I *love* houses in the woods. :) And I've always wanted to smell crepe myrtle! I feel about lilacs like you do about crepe myrtle, and I can't believe I didn't include them in my dream yard post. But I have them in my actual yard, so that's cool.ReplyDelete
I'll bring the potato salad to the cookout. I have literally the best recipe in the world.
I have 2 lilac bushes in my front yard. They've actually done pretty well. I need to mulch them, but beyond that they're big and healthy. I do actually plan on getting some crepe myrtle, but haven't gotten around to it yet.Delete
Yum! I love potato salad! Oh and the Blogger Girlz will be invited to stay the night. I'm sure we'll have too much to talk about for just a few hours. ;-)
OMG... that house! I love it. The stone work, the design. And the water out front. I love love love water. I agree a creek and a waterfall would be awesome.ReplyDelete
And crepe myrtle! Wondering if it's a warmer tree or if we have them here? I'll have to check it out because they are gorgeous.