Monday, November 18, 2013

Doorstep Gardening

A bit of vine & gravel to the house.

Repeated across continents for centuries.
Affordable to install, inexpensive to maintain.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Pic via A Bloomsbury Life.  After years of lust for gravel & vine I did it for myself.  Still curious why I waited so long.


La Contessa said...

If only I had a house like this!

LeahBK said...

Tara, Does one need to worry about the vine damaging the brick or siding? I've often wanted to add vines to our house but have heard horror stories about damage to the structure underneath. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thank you! Love the blog!

Merlin said...

Luv your car, too!! :) franki

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

What's next? A duster for outings in your Bentley?

Don't you love the sound of wheels on gravel?

CWoodyard said...

Yes agree if the house is attractive enough to support it.....I love the use of gravel and vines, but Americans need tutoring! Smile

Anonymous said...

I think this simple design duo would work with any architecture, whether attractive or unattractive.

But how to make it work, that's our business:-)

And to think, we in the SW already use plenty of gravel! So, we're half-way there. (just substitute a pickup for a Bentley, and plant species)

Tara Dillard said...

Not every house can have a vine !

However, espaliered woody shrubs are fine.

Don't know your zone, I like to use camellia, hydrangea, podocarpus....

No wire, no trellis, not much pruning.

Gotta love the Italians, it's where I saw espaliered blue mophead hydrangeas......