Bird In The Hand Primitives

Primitive Folk Art Designs and Finished Items
By: Robin Leuschen

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Need help...I'm not gifted to see pretty landscapes...




We will be getting gutters up soon, then I can do a little ladnscaping and planting...I have no vision for it....PLEASE help me !!!!any pics of your lawns would help, or sites with lots of pics,,,,nothing fancy but definately country farmhouse or primitive looking...:)

12 comments:

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

You can google "pictures of gardens and landscaping" and it will bring up tons of pictures!!! I do it all the time to get ideas!!:0) You have a great yard to work with!!

Cat Haven Crafts said...

My choice for easy care plants are hostas! They come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. Google hostas and you can find information about which ones do good in shade, full sun, which are slug resistant, etc. Some have great flowers and a few even smell heavenly!

Dawn said...

Oh, I see borders of maybe brick of landscape timbers. Now I have like to use grown cover alot and then add in some of my junk in there. Old wheelbarrels, fencing, any old galvanized piece. Chicken feeders are great to work with. Stop by my blog sometime and take a look at my yard junk, maybe some idea I have had you can use. I get so many ideas from all of you girls! You have an open canvas there to play with.

Christine said...

I agree. Definitely hostas. Just start by deciding on the shape of the beds. If you want square or rectangle, use landscaping timbers- they are pretty cheap. If you have bigger rocks available to you, you can build beds a little more curvy. Fill the beds up w/ some dirt, lay some landscaping cloth down (to help keep the weeds out), and start by planting hostas spaced out. They really do fill in nice. Then mulch it all and fill in with perennials and anuals. The best case scenerio is if you have someone with established perennials that you can get starts off of!

WoolenSails said...

I am the worst person for landscaping. We started out with plantings and things get mowed over, so I gave up, lol.

Debbie

Leslie said...

I have been working on landscaping around here for the last ten years...It's a process, that's for sure. It won't just be done in one summer and you'll spend time fixing, moving and dividing... I started by going to Lowe's and picking up the half dead stuff. My MIL also gave me starts off of some of her plants.

My last two posts have photos of our yard...

Good luck!

Leslie

dee begg said...

Oh a blank pallet! I can see raised beds around the front and sides. Either use rocks or timbers. I've used both over the years and have just relandscaped our front yard with stone walls and a large sunny perennial bed. It has been a work in progress and I have posted some things to my blog, if you want to check it out.
I would choose some plants that are drought tolerant, once established like echinaceas, rudbeckia, sedum, hostas, lillies. Stay away from plants that require lots of specialized care until you have gotten the hang of growing. Find someone that can share perennials with you. If you lived close I could give you about 10 different hostas, and some of the perennials I have divided. Oh and don't forget the pop of color that annuals provide. Impatiens are good and do well in the shade...if you use them in the sun you might have to water a little more. Anyway, good luck and be sure to take pictures....we all would love to see what you do.

D

Andy said...

I just wanted to say how BEAUTIFUL your door is on your house - a screen door I think? It is so pretty!!! :) I am sure you will get your plants figured out and it will look lovely!

Deb said...

I would say to Google gardens - the possibilities are just endless. Maybe do some research on plants that start coming up in Spring and mix them with ones that flower at different times during the summer so you always have some color.

appleberrycottage said...

Before deciding on plants, carefully write down which areas get sun, shade and how many hours of each. I could some some gentle curved beds around the front, bumping out in the corner. A few hearty bushes (boxwood wintergem)for interest (plant in triangles of 3) in the winter. Add some perennials. I like heucherra/coral bells. Many varities/colors. A few hoesta. Other perennials I like are: stell d oro daylillies, shasta daisies, coneflowers, and brown eyed susans. Bring photos to your local nursery, and some will draw up plans for free for you.
Laura

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ohiofarmgirl said...

I agree about the shrubs...start with a few shrubs that stay green all winter and add a few burning bushes that are red in the fall...then add a few starts...give it a year and add more as you go. Dianntha