Wednesday, October 20, 2010

rooms for wee wonders...


in the midst of completely transforming our yard and hillside into a wonderful space for our wee ones to play, explore, embark on adventures and just be free...i am also looking to alter their living/sleeping space. i need to make one room work and be spacious enough for two children to share, one of whom is younger, goes to sleep earlier and one who loves to read at night and have her own unique area not to be touched by the other...hmmmm, so i am scouring for inspiration and ideas and here are a few of my favorites so far.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Backyard ponderings...

over here at my country pad not far from the sea, we are embarking on a rather large backyard project, of which I am quite excited to say the least...and so, I have been poking around looking and storing ideas for plants, pavers, steps, oh any and everything are some cool ones...will be posting pics of our before, during and afters you can be sure...

Purple fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’)

no surprise...succulents succulents succulents will be abundant in my garden...
Hen and chickens (Sempervivium tectorum). Rosettes of fleshy bronze leaves hug the ground beside smaller (Sedum spurium) ‘Dragon’s Blood’
Love these wood planters and the agave desmettiana, with its glorious leaves and easy care ways!

All pictures above courtesy of sunsetmagazine
Smoke tree (Cotinus coggyrgia) ‘Royal Purple’.
Never hurts to tie in color and such a rich, vibrant, fall color!