J. and I went on a Saturday morning adventure together last weekend. We strolled the beautiful Ottawa Hills neighborhood and the 15 gardens that were open to the public (and the tour is free!). All of the homes in this neighborhood are older. My favorite gardens were in the small urban backyards. I love that feeling of enclosure – your own private paradise!
My biggest inspiration was the idea of a side yard garden or path. I don't have quite the same width or a tall fence along my house but I am becoming quite enamored with the idea of strolling from the front yard through an arch and into our in-progress outdoor room.