Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Al Fresco is Not a Guy's Name

Since Jeremy & I bought our home a little more than a year ago, I have been dreaming of entertaining outside in a quaint little paradise. Just the thought of a little dinner on a garden porch makes me salivate (not just for the food either!) In fact, I probably think about changing our backyard more than I think about refinishing our basement (which would be so much more practical). But I can't help it...nature is so addictive!

Problem enters: brown thumb alert. I can't keep anything alive. Jeremy's mom gave us two orchids and already those suckers have had a bit of a haircut due to rotting leaves.

Is there any gardeners out there that are willing to live in Atlanta? I can feed you! I make a mean striped delight!

Till the day my gardener comes forward - I will have to keep dreaming and drooling over the following beautiful Cottage Living outdoor entertaining areas.

threw the swing in just for fun :)


Freckles Chick said...

Oooh, I'd never leave my backyard if it looked like these. I tend to not keep things alive, too (our dog's the exception =)

Would love to hear about your basement project! Our's is completely unfinished and we need to frame it and all that jazz. Ugh. Don't even know where to begin.

Emily said...

Ooh, those gardens would be an allergy haven for me, but I'd risk it for the beauty. I have surprisingly developed a little bit of a green thumb, but nothing fancy - I concentrate on one new type of plant a year, and baby it into full grown beautifulness.