standing at the entrance walk that leads to the back grounds
and greets anyone who comes to visit. Ever since we moved out to the country years ago, I have wanted the grounds to have an "enchanted" look. One that when one does come to visit, they will be pulled in and made to just want to walk around and enjoy for awhile....................
this is still a work in progress.
I have always wanted this archway to be the "greeter" of the grounds and to say "welcome!" in a bright and cheerful way, overflowing with lush flowers and twirling vines. I have planted various flowers throughout the years at the base of it. With it being partially shaded, I have not found the right kind of flowering plant that has grown over it enough to give it that effect. Being in a drought ridden and high heat area as West Texas, makes it even harder to find such plants.
Any suggestions or good plant ideas??
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have several designs that I love to embroider over and over again. I have cross stitched this particular pattern a couple of times, always stitching it onto linen towels and given away as gifts. I have always wanted a stitched copy for myself. This time, I want to frame it and hang it in the back entry of our home...........as a continuation of the grounds.
What do you think?
I would love flowers much like these in the stitched piece to be on the outside archway.
The wall paper I had ordered for my grandfather's trunk arrived and I spent the day wall papering the inside of it! I am so happy with it and today I will be placing my embroidered linens into it!
To see more photos or to read a little more about it, you can visit my country blog
by clicking on this link
How about you??
Do you have a particular way you like your grounds to look and what plants do you like the most to achieve this?
I would love to hear!