After work on Friday I headed over to Chapters. There is something about ending a work week roaming around Chapters with a Starbucks in hand that just feels so good. While there I picked up a couple of backyard design and garden design magazines for some backyard oasis research. A few key things that popped out included.... using an abundance of planters is definitely a must and these planters definitely do not need to match, different colours of plants will prompt relaxation, energy and boldness so be mindful when it comes to colours and finally that one could easily spend tons and tons of money on fully decking out the backyard but that there are ways to maximize the look without maximizing the cost.
|I love this planter. Especially the purple / red / green contrast. via|
|This to me is a dream oasis, I just want to curl up on that couch with a good book and a glass of sangria... via|
|Here is a very creative way to incorporate planters into the backyard. I am just curious about how the planters don't get broken... via|
|So far I think I am partial to cooler tones in the garden... via|
|I think a fountain is a must... this one is colourful and simple at the same time... via|