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Friday, April 1, 2011

The Want-To’s Are Back!!

When the sun comes out the Want-To’s come back!!! Yea!! Oh the promise that Spring brings is amazing to me.

I live in California and as you have probably heard on the news we had an unusual amount of rain the last couple of weeks.

I must admit I was having a hard time wanting to do anything. Now we are having glorious sunny days with temps in the 80s and my Want-To’s are back!!

The only problem with my Want-To’s is my mind spins from one idea to another. Do you do that? I just get so excited about the promise of Spring and all of the beauty it unfolds. I want-to do this, I want-to do that!

I need to organize my brain and my closets!!  When I look outside I see so many areas that need to be cleaned up and fluffed up. I can hardly contain myself from wanting to go and buy all the pretty pink and white flowers my heart desires, but I need to clean out before I bring in any new blooms.

Shall we go down a nice cool garden path into some images that are inspiring me to go to my local nursery and buy a new bunch of Spring blooms for my yard…………

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The use of cool colors of purples, blues and whites give this area such a wonderfully cool feeling. If they had used reds and yellows it would be cheerful but it would also have a warmer feel.

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In my own backyard I chose to use cooler colors by painting the back of my home a cool green and accenting it with cobalt blue. The front of my home is yellow so it is a bit unusual for most, but you can not see the front from the back.  I needed coolness in the back because our summers are so warm here in California.

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I use pinks and whites with pops of blue in the front of my home. It keeps the entrance welcoming to visitors.

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To keep it cool in the back I use greens and blues and my plantings are touches of pink with lots of white. I love pink with cobalt.

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By choosing the right plantings for your yard you can create any atmosphere that you like. I can hardly wait to go visit the nursery to get my Spring flowers.

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What colors do you put in your yard to create the atmosphere you like?

“Enjoy the Process” Of:

Creating a welcoming yard to enjoy  all spring and summer long.