In the Works {garden}

A couple years ago I had a gorgeous garden design drawn up, but alas our money always had to go somewhere else so we never bit the bullet. Of course now it most definitely won't happen. What I did do though was take her plan and scaled it WAY back. The kiddos helped me color up a plan. Granted all this won't happen anytime soon, but it is still fun to dream. One thing that we are doing, because in the long run I believe it will save us money, is making raised garden beds. I am going to do 3 - 3x6's towards the back. A friend sent me this site that is a dream to work with and help the beginning process. As for the dream part... The gate is on the bottom right, it will be sodded where the current rocks are being removed to be used by the raised beds, the flower beds are currently there. The Mr will have his grilling area on the right just passed one of the beds. It will sit in the current gravel. What I hope to do is divide our current fenced in yard into two areas. The L=Limelight Hydrangeas will be end capped with TO=Tea Olive's. This will form a 10 ft wide gap in between that will act as sort of gate. To the right will be the raised beds, gravel, and the current Rose Tree will remain. The current Limelight Hydrangea and Iceberg Roses that are here will be transplanted around the fence on the patio side to fill it in more. To the left the swingset will remain till the kiddos stop using it. I then hope to make this an area for dining. I will cover the fence in espalier fruit trees to hide the fence some more. A LOT of our current yard is bare due to poor sod when we moved in 6 years ago. I hope to add new sod to fill it in a tad. That's pretty much it. I think these simple changes will make a world of difference. One Day!!!! Here is a little inspiration...

I am aspiring to create a hedge like this. Capped with tea olive trees for some evergreen color during the winter months. A bench sitting in front of each would be quite fun too. Pots scattered about with boxwood and flowers for color would top it all off. Gorgeous right?

* Most importantly thank you all for your encouragment yesterday. It truly meant the world to me. Being transparent isn't always easy, but I quickly came to realize I have the BEST blog friends ever. Thank you.