Lead me down the garden path
Walking Ruby day in and day out gives me a lot of time to peruse my surroundings. Lately, I've been taking pleasure in the pride my neighbours have in their homes. Coupled with Vancouver's lush greenery and spring's flower power, there's a whole lot of curb appeal going on. Here are a few of my favourites from the 'hood, inspiring me to head out into the garden and spruce up my own surroundings.
Top photo: I’ve always had a thing for red doors. I love how the colour is picked up again in the garden with the red tulips.
Mauve may not be my colour of choice for a home’s exterior, but with the beautiful purple heather in the front yard, I have to say, it kind of works!
The landscaping here is pretty simple. But a pop of colour, like the pot of yellow flowers on the landing, takes things up a notch.
I’m not usually a fan of palm trees in places that are less-than-tropical, but with this style of house, it works.
There is something to be said for neat and tidy. The landscaping here really compliments the bungalow.
I love the walkway leading up to the house. It gives a sense of grandeur.
This driftwood adds some unique visual interest to the flowerbed. I’ll have to go beach combing!
This gorgeous mirror elevates the garage from boring to bold. Me want!
Now that’s adorable lawn furniture. I like a touch of whimsy now and again.
I love me some well-manicured shrubbery.
I call this “a heck of a lot of work!” But it’s wonderful that the rest of us get to enjoy the fruits of their labour.
This garden is more in the English style; controlled chaos. Beautiful if you have a green thumb!
Have some gardening pics to share? I’d love some additional inspiration!