Gorgeous Gardens: Natural Outdoor Living At It’s Finest


 There’s nothing more relaxing, cozy and enticing than a beautiful outdoor garden or nicely done landscaping to woo us outside and settle the soul in a way we simply can’t get from the indoors.  A beautifully done garden is peaceful, serene…..tranquil.  How many of us could use more of that? A place to sip on coffee, tea, wine….read a book, take a nap.  A place to get away and reflect. There’s just nothing quite like it.  And any of us who have a home (or even an apartment) can create their own glorious garden to enjoy.   No matter the size of your home think about making your backyard your own private oasis….that special place where you can feel the shoulders start to relax, the smile slip back into your soul…..a quiet, cozy place to unwind.  Here are some amazing gardens from Southern Accents to give you some refreshing idea’s for that cozy outdoor space of your own.

cozy garden

How do you like these two gardens?   Think you’d like to sit out here with a book and a glass of wine?  I know I would!  Just looking at these pictures relaxes me and makes me smile.  Imagine what the real thing could do!

backyard courtyard

backyard patio

The cozy courtyard above and the classic style pool below add to the quality and serenity of each space.  Different vibe, different personality – both amazing.

backyard w/pool

This cozy “cement pond” below takes my breath away.  I could sit and stare at this with it’s cool stone deck, lush greenery and colorful roses all day long and – never need to move. 

Stone and Ivy

For those who like that clean, pristine look you might find the next two yards relaxing and inviting with all the perfectly manicured landscaping.

Lots of greenery

Perfectly groomed

Obviously these are some pretty snazzy homes and gardens here.  But don’t think for a minute you can’t duplicate the look you prefer on a much smaller scale.  (Okay, maybe minus the swimming pool if that’s not in the budget – but you get what I mean.)  Your space doesn’t have to be huge and you don’t have to be rich to have your own serene little oasis.  If you have a teeny backyard or an apartment balcony go to the nursery and take a look at some of the containers and container plants they have.  Make yourself a container garden and put a cute little bench or chair in the middle of it.   And if you’re fortunate enough to have an actual yard – big or small – take the time to make it special….treat yourself – and create your own private little sanctuary.

Happy Gardening!

2 comments for “Gorgeous Gardens: Natural Outdoor Living At It’s Finest

  1. Becky H
    September 24, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    and where is a picture of your beautiful gardens?

  2. September 24, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I tried to get some pic’s, but the lighting was all off…….so they’ll be on another post. But, thanks for the kudos!

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