Hello from Los Angeles! I’m here in la la land, daydreaming about Winter Haven and all of the amazing features included in Blog Cabin 2014. Those who know me know that I am an avid gardener. While I’ve spent hours ooohing and ahhing over Blog Cabin’s construction and design, its the botanical aspects that simply knock my socks off. Let’s take a look at some of the bungalow’s liveliest elements.
We have to start with the gorgeous pergola. This cozy corner features an entire wall of plants. As time passes, these decorative sweet potato plants will grow and provide more and more coverage. It also features an incredible drip irrigation system that will save an amazing amount of water over time. Along with the gorgeous landscaping surround it, this pergola is a petite plant palace.
Jake Moss, host of Yardcore, came up with the ingenious idea to line the walkway to the boat dock with potted palms. They each have their own tiny stage built so they might steal the show. These little soldiers salute all guests as they approach the majestic Lake Hamilton.
The potted flowers in the sunroom couldn’t have picked a better spot for their buds. Sometimes bringing a little bit of nature indoors reminds us to take a look at all of the gorgeous scenery outdoors. They also provide color, comfort and carbon dioxide in this relaxing retreat.
I am obsessed with the idea of adding potted plants to your pots and pans! This custom-built rack in the kitchen makes a perfect shelf for some low-maintenance greenery.
Also in the kitchen, some small succulents create a big impact. Bringing vibrant color into the space and softening the more industrial décor, these easy-to-please plants brighten the room instantly.
And if that weren’t enough, the kitchen also boasts fresh herbs growing right from the countertop. No more running to the store to grab some mint or rosemary. These flavorful plants are right at your fingertips.
And speaking of edible plants, I have a special place in my heart for the raised garden beds built by project manager Dylan Eastman and yours truly. You voted to include a wide array of growing groceries in the Blog Cabin 2014 design. This is the first year a full garden has been included in a Blog Cabin, but something tells me it won’t be the last. Check out the full story on the build here:
So what do you think of the pretty plant life at this lakeside bungalow? Green thumbs up or thumbs down? Let me know!