Sunday, March 16, 2014

Dreaming of the Ocean?

Bring Some of It Home

I LOVE the ocean!  But I live too far from the ocean to go there every day, so I try to bring a little of it (at least in my own mind) to my home.  I think driftwood is just the perfect solution.  Being part of a tree, while still unmistakably suggestive of the ocean, pieces of driftwood can be incorporated seamlessly into most casual gardens.



Driftwood in Landscaping

Driftwood in Landscaping

Driftwood in Landscaping


While waiting for spring to come, you can either search the beaches or cyberspace for these beauties.  This way, when it's time to plant, you can incorporate them into your landscape.  Also, visit Karen's Sunlit Sunday for other sunny ideas.

Happy Hunting!
                                                Christa


15 comments:

  1. My grandmother did this alot...she used driftwood inside and out for decoration. Inside, she'd create elaborate 'settings' with it as the focal point. Not from the ocean, but from local lakes / parks, I guess :)

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    1. Deb, I am going to steal your grandmother's idea and set up something inside too. What a great idea.

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  2. You have some very attractive views in your garden, Christa, from the subtle colours in the first photo to the brighter displays of colour elsewhere. Some people have an eye!

    Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen. You are a keen observer. I do have different "themes" and color schemes in various parts of my garden. I like to give each section of the garden its own focal point. Christa

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  3. the driftwood is fun .. adds such wonderful texture, too. lovely garden!

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    1. You are so right, driftwoods add wonderful texture to the landscape.

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  4. You've collected some lovely pieces of driftwood. They're quite popular with the floral designers in our garden club too.

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    1. Hi Judith, Deb's (at Deb @ frugal little bungalow) grandmother used to create elaborate indoor settings with pieces of driftwood. Do the designers in your garden club do that too? I think I am going to try creating one.

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  5. I'm a fan of drift wood as well, living by the ocean and collecting seaglass is my hobby, driftwood is just a bonus, enjoy your week.

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    1. Hi Cindy, I love seaglass too, but have not been successful in collecting them. I have only found a few so far.

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  6. I love using pieces of driftwood in my decor, too, both indoors and out. Love the wood nestled against your planters.

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  7. I love the ocean too and like you don't live close enough to visit very often. I like your idea of the driftwood. It looks great in your landscape.

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  8. Great ideas with the driftwood. Beautiful photos and vignettes.

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  9. I love adding driftwood to our gardens. I have one old piece that's been around for 15 years I think and it is now growing some neat moss and stuff on it. Your pieces are really nice. When the clean up the river/lake near here they pile it on the shore for anyone to take. I should go look for something new this spring. Thanks for your visit. Pamela

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