Sweet Escape: Playtime

Sweet Escape: Playtime

Sweet Escape: Playtime

Don’t you wish sometimes that you could be a kid again? At least the part where you could head to the park to play without a care in the world? Where you could spin and twirl and laugh the day away?

Sweet days. Relive them as best you can!

Happy weekend, everyone! xoxo

Photos: My son at the park

Outdoor Rooms: Layers of Green

Outdoor Rooms: Layers of Green

Outdoor Rooms: Layers of Green

Outdoor Rooms: Layers of Green

I’ve had a number of readers send me photos and links to great outdoor rooms. THANK YOU so much, you are all so helpful to me, thank you! I will be sharing each and everyone of your ideas and photos over time! Today I thought I would share some photos from Australian garden designer . I found his amazing portfolio through Australian reader Chantal, who has the lovely blog I was so inspired by the photos of this landscape designer. As much as I love color and flowers, I am always drawn to green gardens.

I love the idea of using shapes, layers and textures to create interest. This designer has done a masterful job! This is just a small sampling of his work.

Outdoor Rooms: Layers of Green

I love this! Repeating plants down a walkway and a piece of garden statuary. Stunning!

Outdoor Rooms: Layers of Green

LOVE! What a nice little spot to sit and enjoy the layers of greenery!

Outdoor Rooms: Layers of Green

Symmetry always works well and is visually soothing

Outdoor Rooms: Layers of Green

Cozy seating in dappled shade and pretty spring pillows!

Outdoor Rooms: Layers of Green

Outdoor Rooms: Layers of Green

Love the use of vine covered old shutters and chandelier in the outdoor space.

Outdoor Rooms: Layers of Green


A few ideas for thought:

  • Try repeating plants along borders for a unified and cohesive look
  • Create layers of green plants utilizing different shapes & textures
  • Utilize evergreen shrubs as a base for long lasting garden landscapes
  • Use old shutters, thrift store tables, old chairs and garden statues to create architectural interest
  • Use outdoor fabric to make pillows for benches

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