We had a sneak attack snowfall in Rochester today. A lot of us are upset about it. In an effort to keep our spirits up let’s brainstorm some of the plants that we’ll be planting this summer around IBB.
The theme here is woodland cottage. Many of the plants that I have identified here are plants that were in my garden at home so I have a lot history with them. I’ll bed them down with the darkest much that I can find and add some lighting. I’ll have to plant a tree in both the back and the front of the house in order to provide some shade in the future, as well as find some space for a vegetable garden and a compost bin. The back of the house is crying for a patio, here is an inspiration photo:
Something like this…but on a patio instead of a deck (that’s cheaper). I’d paint the pergola white and use old porch columns to support it instead of those simple posts. The patio would be brick paver or stone, with moss growing in between before tapering off into the lawn in an organic manner instead of just ending. No fire pit, especially that close to the house. However, I do like the lighting that they chose. I think I’d like something that could give this sort of effect:
oh, iust kidding about the firepit, I want one of these: