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Dream Garden Must-Haves

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Since April showers bring May flowers, we are prepared for our gardens to burst forth with life in the next few weeks, and to celebrate that, here are some of our dream garden must-haves that go beyond flowers and vegetables.

A Multi-Pergola Walkway

The illusion that this garden goes on forever is one we can subscribe to.

Photo by Bevan AssociatesBrowse farmhouse landscape ideas

A Water Feature (preferably a pond, ideally with a waterfall)

Being from Maine, we love the sound of ocean waves crashing on the shore and the
babbling of woodland brooks, so a water feature with a waterfall would be most appropriate.
Not to mention it would offer additional gardening potential for water-loving plants and flowers.

Photo by Wasson NurserySearch farmhouse landscape pictures

A Shed for Storage

Because gardening supplies deserve their own space, especially in a dream garden.
And, a cozy storage shed gives any garden a timeless storybook feel.

Photo by Look for farmhouse shed pictures

A Dining Space

For tea parties, morning coffee and afternoon garden soirees,
we would use teak furniture to create our garden dining room.

Photo by Colin Cadle PhotographySearch farmhouse patio pictures

A Place to Sit and Rest

This lavender bench has so much character, and gives a pop of color
to a space with lots of greenery. But we also like the soft look of the
arch arbor-bench combo, which flawlessly blends in with surrounding
plant life (add an outdoor accent pillow for more comfort)!

Photo by Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl)More eclectic landscape ideas
Photo by Bertrand Landscape DesignBrowse shabby-chic style landscape photos

Raised Beds (DIY beds are the best, but this stone one is exceptional)

Raised beds offer more opportunity for walkways and paths,
and provide beautiful architectural value in addition to functionality.

Photo by Bevan AssociatesDiscover farmhouse landscape design ideas

What is in your dream garden?
Share your must-haves in a comment below or on Facebook. Happy gardening!

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Garden Month Idea Board

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

April is Garden Month, which in Maine means snow is less likely to fall than it is in March (we’re expecting a few inches this weekend!). To celebrate the month of the garden, we’ve created an idea board featuring some decorative decor and functional accents for complementing your beautiful flowers and plants. Take a look below, and let us know what you’re adding to your garden this year.

Garden Month Idea Board

1. Teak Steamer Chair | 2. Iron Birdbath | 3. Red Compost Keeper4. Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much Engraved Stone | 5. Rusted Moose Garden Stake | 6. Welcome Garden Sign | 7. Basil Herb Marker

See our entire selection of outdoor decor on our website, and for more country garden inspiration, click here.

Happy Garden Month!

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Weekly Spotlight: Summer Mailbox Covers & Garden Flags

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Patriotic Pillows Decorative House FlagThis week brought August with it, and we hope you are still finding new and charming ways to decorate your home and yards with summer decor. For this week’s spotlight, we are featuring five new outdoor flags and accents that are perfect for summer, and enhance the decorative appeal of your lawn, gardens and mailbox.

Patriotic Pillow Garden FlagPatriotic pillows are always a must-have in our book, and the following three outdoor home accents bring the charm of red, white and blue accent pillows to the great outdoors.

Depicting a white Adirondack chair surrounded by gorgeous blooms and flower pots, artist Susan Winget designed the scenery on each of these flags, one for a front porch or the side of your home and the other for your garden or front lawn. Fit to a flag pole or garden stake and add instant charm to your yard or complement your flourishing plants in the ground below.

Patriotic Pillows Mailbox CoverCoordinating with these flags is a made in the USA mailbox cover for adding a little whimsy to the end of your driveway or front stoop.

Two more of our newest mailbox covers include Geraniums by the Dozen and American Pride. Made in the USA, these outdoor accents are durable and weather-proofed (as are all our mailbox wraps) so their color and charm will last season after season.

American Pride Mailbox CoverGeraniums by The Dozen Mailbox Cover

What are the simple home accents you use outdoors to spruce up the look of your gardens and lawn? Share them with us below or on Facebook and Twitter.

Happy decorating!

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