For the past few years, I have been super busy and I haven’t had as much time to garden and work on our yard as I needed. This year is the year I am reclaiming my yard and getting everything back under control again. We live in an 1865 farmhouse in rural Vermont. My goal isn’t to turn our yard into something that ends up on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens. I love the distressed look and prefer a casual look when it comes to how my gardens are set up.
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This area is right outside our side door. I see it multiple times a day and it has been annoying me for quite a while. Our thimble berries have been growing out of their home and taking over other areas. I pruned them back a bit to work on this area and took care of a bit of the clutter. Lots of our gardening supplies come from friends or from Freecycle so most of the time nothing matches. That ends up giving the area a slightly distressed shabby chic look that I like.
This is after:
What do you think? Does your garden have a manicured look or a more casual feel?
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