This post will be the first of two and maybe three, revealing my BIG backyard Makeover! Mr. Bubble and I have almost two acres, the majority of which have never been touched by human hands. I decided that THIS was going to be the Summer that I tackled one small area and since he has been working on the West Coast all Summer, it was the perfect opportunity to surprise him with a Makeover! I have been a Landscape Designer for over 27 years now but most of the time my clients want a very traditional design, so for my own yard Makeover, I decided to think way outside the box and come up with something really fun and unique. Thanks to Pinterest, I was able to find so many great ideas that I decided to create some inspiration boards. I'll let you see if you can figure out my Makeover "theme"!
This fist board is all about color.
As you can see, I wanted a bright, happy color scheme!
This next board is all about plants.
I wanted plants with BIG, bold foliage. This is easy to accomplish here in Charleston as many topical plants thrive in our hot, humid summers. Banana Trees, Hydrangeas and Elephant Ears are some of my favorite plants. In fact; I used about seven different varieties of Elephant Ears.
This last board was my inspiration for some of the ideas I wanted to incorporate into my landscape Makeover!
So have you guessed my theme? Well, in case you haven't, I wanted to create a lush, tropical, Caribbean feel!
Tomorrow I will post before and after pics so you can see my whole Makeover project start to finish! If you would like more inspiration, please visit my