Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I know I am vastly limited in both space and the rare morning sunlight that bathes it, but there are some things that I can do to make it my own little getaway.
I love both the Japanese maple tree in the corner, and all the mixes of potted flowers displayed. Obviously the square footage is much more than mine, but I do like this one. The one below shows a great use of dwarf conifers which I never thought of using until now. They stay green throughout the seasons which is a great bonus, and they vary in so many sizes so getting that visual interest factor is super easy with them. Definitely a must for my patio garden!!
Now for the real fun! Picking out plants!!! :D I am seriously excited about it!
At first I thought I wanted more of a vegetable herb garden, but because I only get sun in the mornings I don't think there are many vegetables that would like the space. I still might end up with one pot of garlic, thyme, and rosemary and then another hanging pot for tomatoes, but thats still up in the air.
I really wish I could get a Japanede Maple because they are pretty much one of my favorite little trees, but it would severely limit the patio in regards to grilling and just sitting and relaxing out there. There has to be space for me as well!
The first plant that I HAVE decided on though is the Clematis "Prince Charles". Its actually a climbing vine plant with these beautiful soft blooms in the late summer and early fall. I have always been in love with ivy, but because the architecture of my apartment isnt stunning or quaint in the least (which is the only match in my mind for ivy). I think this plant will do nicely.
I am going to get three long rectangular pots lined up alongside eachother in front of my patio fence and place small wire trellices in them in such a way as to foster plant growth up the trellises and eventually on to the fence of my patio to further entertwine. It will be another way to create a more private feeling garden for the patio without needing large english hedges (my plans for the future when I have a home and the land to grow a secret hidden garden!). The trellises will also enable me to transport a substantial amount of the plants with me once I have to move again.
This next plant is a Foxglove and they really come in all sorts of shades and colors. I seem to gravitate toward all the cool colors so I will probably get some like these ones. They grow quite well in pots so a few of these will be placed in the corner for sure. I love that they grow quite tall which will be a great visual interest, especially with a few smaller tiny flowers planted right in front of them. Don't we all love the tiered effect?
And of course Hydrangeas! I don't think anyone can not like these round snow balls of color! They just seem so fun! The only dilemma I have with them is that they are more of a bush... I did some research though and it seems it is possible to plant then in a larger pot and they will grow quite nicely. I will only be able to have one but the little bush of happy color can probably go into a corner just fine.
Now I know Golden Creeping Jenny is usually used as a great ground cover plant, but it also loves to hang out from potted plants as well! It has a wonderful bright green fresh color to it, and trailing out in front of a pot or dangling from a hanging pot it is just wonderful.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
What I love about the one above is the web like branching out of the branches.
I would love to have something like that, but with the added flower color and hangind gems from the one below on the left, and maybe with the hanging candle holders from the one below on the right...
Basically a mesh between all three, but with deep red, blush, cream, gold, and brown as the fall colors.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
This is an entry, about the wedding I want, 10 years from now lol. What am I suppose to do with everyone getting married and leaving me with inspiration, eh?
This dress was one I found quite awhile ago but that has been the one I have judged all others by. I am definitely more of the romantic when it comes to style and I love the creamy satin finish, the voluptuous volume, and the intricate beadwork.
At least I know what I want now… *sheepishly guilty grin*
As far as setting goes, I really wanted an outdoor evening reception in the fall with a hedged garden maze, but apparently those are only found in Britain or Virginia (arg these hill-billy corn mazes). Alas I will simply have to stick with the more boring garden theme. Don’t you love these lights in the trees though? So picturesque and who wouldn’t look drop dead gorgeous in this lighting?
Everyone get ready for an enchantingly elegant yet fun filled party night peeps!!!... in several years lol.
Bridesmaids, this is for you! Romantic dresses are a must! I want ethereal, formal, and gorgeous gowns everywhere! It will be chilly at this time of year so hopefully the extra fabric and volume will be somewhat comfortable… It may suck for my friends, I know, but maybe it will be worth it for one night… And hopefully everyone will have had stable careers for so long by the time this happens so as to be able to afford the expense. Here’s to hoping! :P I can dream right?
Now, I know this sounds crazy, but wouldn’t it be great fun to get the bridal party together to perform part of a choreographed formal ball room dance for everyone as part of the traditional father daughter dance? Start out with that (for the 10 seconds that would actually last), followed by me with the random prospective hubby, followed by the rest of the bridal party trickling onto the floor wearing the venetian party favor masks that will be especially elaborate, to harmonize into a crescendo finish! At least it could be entertainment for the guests and maybe a fun bonding experience prior to the party right? Who wants to ballroom dance? Anyone?? No? Sadness…
Everyone will, for sure, be getting their own masks for the evening as party favors, but I want to create with the girls or purchase for them some truly detailed and stunning masks for my fav peeps. Think “The Labyrinth” but less antlers lol.
Colors you ask? Well, seeing as how fall will be the season, romance the style, I can’t resist going with:
Deep luscious RED, tempered with a pale blushing PINK, and blended with GOLD, CREAMs and WHITEs.
The style of the cake I want will be more like this first one (I can never resist lace), while the colors will follow the second.
I hope everyone’s excited! Now I just need to end up with a man, a career, and several more years under my belt… :P So much fun to imagine though! I guess I skipped over this phase in my younger years.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
These frames of course are not the ones I bought at Hobby Lobby, but they are of the same theme. I had a bit more silver and diamond and pearl I believe, with a few small ones that had a pop of heart red or light pink and cream. Very feminine.
This one is from Deviant Art of course, which I can now officially feel more of a member by supporting one of the many artists I love who post their pieces for sale and judgement online.