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3 Ways to Create a Happy Garden

by | May 5, 2020 | Decorating Inspiration, Gardens & Outdoor Rooms, Self Care

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3 Ways to Create a Happy Garden

Fun fact…I have never lived in a home longer than 6 years. I don’t know what the future holds, but the more personal touches we’ve added to this house (inside and outside!) the more I can see us staying here for a long time! I love continuing to build upon the projects we’ve already worked on. It’s going to be so rewarding to add the special finishing touches that will eventually make this house the most “finished” (but still always evolving!) house we’ve ever lived in.

With the weather getting nicer I’m having so many more visions for what our yard could become! The longer we stay here the closer we get to the point where there will be less pressing / big projects and more time for the little touches I love the most. I dream about adding greenhouses, cutting gardens, rose gardens, charming garden pathways, etc.

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” — Luther Burbanks

Here are 3 ways to create a happy garden:

#1 Fill it with flowers, plants, and landscaping that make your eyes and nose happy.

A few favorite scented flowers: Lilacs, roses, sweet pea, honeysuckle, peonies, jasmine, lemon tree, daphne, clematis, wisteria, lavender

A few favorite pretty flowers: forget-me-nots, bluebells, hydrangeas, bougainvillea, helleborus

A few favorite landscape plants: Steppables (corsican mint, irish moss), boxwood, holly

3 Ways to Create a Happy Garden
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#2 Design welcoming and charming spaces to make memories with people you love.

Inviting seating, a cozy firepit, mood lighting, trellises for extra character, cute benches, umbrellas, yard games, little tables, colorful or patterned pillows, lanterns, side tables, hammocks…

#3 Add soothing sounds.

Wind chimes, fountains that bubble, flowers and trees that gently blow in the wind, bird feeders, outdoor speakers…so many possibilities!

Do you have a garden? I’d love to hear about it! And if you’d like, share photos of your garden, flowers, or favorite outdoor spot in my free group The Inspired Room Community!

3 Ways to Create a Happy Garden
3 Ways to Create a Happy Garden

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  1. Mary

    What a wonderful post, with beautiful pictures! I love my gardens, they are a lot of work and I have downsized over the last few years. Trying to come up with lower maintenance designs and plantings. And putting in pollinator friendly plants. I adore the third image!

  2. KarenJ

    We downsized a few years ago and now have a much smaller garden but it still provides such a source of comfort for me — especially in this challenging season. Weeding, pruning and planning new plantings to attract birds and bees has been such a lovely way to pass the time. I feel so fortunate to have even a tiny space to work in.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      I have always loved and preferred a small yard, less to keep up with and yet still so much joy in caring for it and enjoying it!

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