Southern Living Idea House 2012
It has felt like spring in Georgia even though I know we aren't finished with chilly days. Here are a few of my inspiration photos for the outside of our house (sources here). We have spent so much time inside that our outside is a little sad. We did get our fence put in so here is where we are on the project list:
- Paint fence
- Landscaping - front + back + side
- Paint side of house
- Paint decks/replace with something more durable
- Nicer gutters/guards
- Refresh containers (love this hydrangea/fern combo above - so southern!)
- Update lighting fixtures. Would love to install some gas lanterns like these.
- Install a brick mailbox
We started here and have since hired someone to clear the back yard and we removed the chainlink fence. Major progress!! We also updated the back deck here. Sam and my Dad were amazing!!
Still loving this blend of pea gravel with the more formal gardens. We get such little sun that we really struggle with getting grass to grow in the back and front and honestly I would much rather have plants than grass. :)
A tree hedge is something that I adore but the side of our fence is pretty long so it would be quite the investment. I especially love European Hornbeam that makes the loveliest hedge.
I look forward to sharing progress pics soon!! I miss gardening so much. See all pins + sources here.