|Our backyard was one of the best projects I have worked on in a while. Scott took care of most of the manual labor, while I was in charge of the decor. Even though we divided some of the work, it was rare that either one of us missed out on an errand for the backyard.
Here are some pictures of how we tried to make our small yard into a garden, a dining area and an outdoor living room.
|We wanted to get rid of the bamboo so we had more space|
|We love bamboo, but since the yard is pretty small it had to go!|
|With the bamboo gone we now had a 15X7 foot space to stretch out in and get creative|
|In this space we wanted a fountain, a garden, a sitting area, and a fireplace|
|The best things are the ones you get to share with others, right?|
|We decided to paint it light blue|
|Since we were short on space, we decided to install our own vertical garden|
|A vertical garden is an eco-friendly way to have a garden in a small space (I figured you’d be wondering). Water is recirculated through the tubes by a pump. The plant’s roots sit in net pots, soil free, and absorb water and added nutrients.|
|Vertical garden assembled!
What we’re trying to grow: Chives, parsley, strawberries, zucchini squash, cilantro, cucumbers, lettuce, basil
|I wanted to have some art out in the yard to make it feel like an outdoor living room|
|Scott put together a swinging bench, something I’ve wanted since…since forever|
|The finished product|
|The view from the swinging bench|
|Scott cut out this anchor with his saw and I painted it// The anchor up on the wall next to the finished potting bench|
|tabletop close-ups (lots of homemade and consignment stuff)|