This week officially marked Spring, and landscaping was definitely on the brain! We spent a lot of time outside with the kiddos and I couldn’t help thinking about all the projects I want to get done this year. We moved into our house right before Christmas, so this will be our first summer here, and we have a lot of things we need to manicure and bring back to life. Let’s just hope the hubby doesn’t “prune” our orchard like he has our past trees or we are in trouble! :)

Olive trees and the ocean…the perfect combo. This has me itching for a trip to the coast right about now. I love the wicker chairs mixed with the iron table legs. M. Elle Design nailed it!

via M. Elle Design  in Elle Decor

via M. Elle Design in Elle Decor

Because who doesn’t want a circular pond surrounded by beautiful gardens???

If I can ever do it down the road, I will add an outdoor shower! This one is definitely not just for functionality’s sake.


I love the little wood lean-to attached to the side of this white brick Belgian home. Those manicured boxwoods and the curvy cobblestone path aren’t too bad either :)

This view out the front door of the talented design duo Brooke and Steve Gianetti’s Patina Farm Home in California is just stunning. I have followed Brooke for a long time, and to see how they built their dream home and made their gardens look like it has been there for centuries continues to amaze me. In Steve Gianetti’s own words…”We designed the entry at grade to make the garden feel part of the house. The gate at the street is in the distance.” What a walkway!


Happy Friday! Have a good weekend.

Whitney Filimoeatu