As quickly as we get previous this season of wet climate right here in Central Texas, I’m hoping to make a while to lastly get some landscaping achieved in our yard this yr. I don’t understand how a lot I’ll even have time for, but when nothing else, I’d like to get the flower beds alongside the entrance of the home and entrance porch sectioned off, and get some issues planted in these beds. However deciding the best way to part off these beds has been a irritating problem for me…till I noticed the right pure stone flower mattress borders on Instagram. It was simply the inspiration I wanted!
As I scroll Instagram, I’m at all times looking out for superb landscaping and outside concepts that I could wish to incorporate into our plans. For my birthday final yr, Matt purchased me a beautiful panorama plan for our one-acre lot.
So whereas quite a lot of the guesswork has been eliminated for me, there are nonetheless quite a lot of selections to be made, like what border to make use of on flower beds.
I haven’t had the chance to do a lot landscaping in my life. In truth, the one time I’ve ever actually achieved any was at our first home in Oregon. I constructed a low retaining wall across the entrance porch space, after which planted some flowers. Sadly, I misplaced all of my footage a few months in the past, so I can’t present you an image of that retaining wall or home. However the quick retaining wall regarded one thing like this…
I don’t really need that retaining wall look once more. I don’t dislike that look, nevertheless it’s a little bit too excellent for me. And whilst I write that, I do know it sounds unusual. I usually like issues excellent, symmetrical, tailor-made, and clear trying. However for outside gardens and landscaping, I discover myself gravitating in the direction of issues that aren’t fairly so excellent. I’m beginning to like a extra pure look.
So I’ve been ready for the right inspiration. And final weekend, as I used to be scrolling Instagram, I discovered it! I got here throughout an account referred to as The Psychiatrist’s Garden. It’s the account of a girl who will not be solely a psychiatrist (because the identify suggests), however she’s additionally an absolute magician on the subject of her gardens. I scrolled and scrolled by her account for a superb 45 minutes.
Nevertheless it was the very first reel that I saw from her that had me hooked. And identical to that, I knew precisely how I wished to edge the flower beds in my entrance yard…and wherever else I’ve flower beds. She has these superb pure stone flower mattress borders in her entrance yard…
I believe that this look appeals to me a lot as a result of it’s the right mixture of excellent and tailor-made (simply have a look at how completely these edges towards the grass match collectively), and a pure look. It’s one of the best of each worlds!
I scrolled and scrolled, and browse a number of feedback, to search out out precisely what she used to create these stone flower mattress borders. Among the stone got here from her property, however then she blended these with ones that she purchased. She calls them discipline stones, so I plan to contact some native stone locations to see if I can discover these. I imply, isn’t it simply excellent? Or, imperfectly excellent?
After which in her again yard, she has these easy stone borders. I really like these, too.
However the stone flower mattress borders within the entrance of the home are precisely what I need. In case you’re in search of landscaping concepts, I extremely recommend that you simply comply with The Psychiatrist’s Garden on Instagram. Her gardens are so attractive, and there are such a lot of little particulars to see. There’s an limitless provide of inspiration there! And I’m so extremely glad that I lastly have some readability concerning our entrance flower beds! I’ve been protecting my eyes open for the right thought for months now as I’ve scrolled Instagram and as I’ve pushed round city. Her reel simply occurred to return up as I used to be scrolling by reels, it stopped me in my tracks. I’m so glad I noticed it! It’s simply the inspiration I wanted.