Thursday, August 3, 2017

SPLIT RAIL FLOWERS INSPIRATION THURSDAY

Every Thursday we like to post a picture of something we've found online that inspires us to do something similar at the farm. Sort of our own blog bulletin board so that we can eventually look back and someday, hopefully anyway, recreate it...enjoy!

Flowers around fence, image via Pinterest.com
Yesterday, I posted about our plans for a sort of stand alone split rail fence feature. We were looking online for landscaping ideas and found a lot of inspiration. This one comes about as close as we can picture in our heads to what we'd like to have.

We have "R" from 2nd Family looking for some posts for us, he thinks he might know a couple of local places that have some.  We could get that part done easily (fairly, ha) the plantings would take a bit longer to create (waiting for the right time of year).  These are really pretty, we love the color combination.  It would be so nice to drive into our driveway and see something like this (along with a farm sign!).   

Be inspired!


16 comments:

mistress maddie said...

My mother has a set up like this in front of her house, the length of the yard. Looks spectacular once all the flowers are blooming and at their height.

Colleen said...

Lovely. I would plant native to Texas wild flowers with a couple large stones sitting amongst / in with the flowers making for natural country scape and maybe sticking in a birdhouse on a post in center of flower bed or on top of your existing post

Anne in the kitchen said...

That is beautiful. We need something lakeish to anchor the corner of the drive going to the lake place. It is not going to happen this summer though!

Practical Parsimony said...

So pretty! I thought it was warm enough there to sow seeds anytime.

Colleen said...

For planting wildflower seeds here in Texas;
THE BEST TIME TO PLANT MOST WILDFLOWERS is in the fall from mid-September to the end of October. Sow your seeds too early and rodents, bugs, and birds will scarf them down before they have a chance to germinate. Wait until the spring and you've missed out on the crucial winter chill.

Colleen said...

If you do decide to scatter seeds this Fall; dampen your soil, scatter the seeds; lightly rake in; use gently spray and wet down again and then lay a layer of straw on top to keep the birds from eating the seed and wet down the straw as well.
The seeds need the cold temperatures to germinate so come Spring you will have flower shoots starting to poke through.

Janie Junebug said...

The fence is rustic and beautiful. It will look so pretty with your flowers. You have two (or maybe four) green thumbs.

Love,
Janie

Texas Rose said...

This will be such a beautiful entrance to your Farm!
My suggestions for some hardy flowering perennials would be Esperanza, plumbago, and lantana. Maybe a crepe myrtle and/or Texas Lilac Vitex for height. Add in some evergreen perennials, such as bottlebrush and yaupon holly. These could be the flowering background to plantings in the front of wildflowers, annuals, and smaller perennials.

Myrna said...

Surely you will include some Texas Bluebonnets along that fence. When I would visit my Sis in the spring the bluebonnets were so pretty on the way to Houston.

1st Man said...

I bet that is beautiful!!!

1st Man said...

OOH I like that idea. The stones can function as a replacement for some plants too. They look nice and it's a couple less plants to have, ha. At least that's the way I think about tit. Thanks for the ideas!!

1st Man said...

LOL, same here, It's nice to plan and daydream about it but it SURE isn't happening until cooler weather. God it's hot now. Ugh

1st Man said...

Parsimony, yep we could plant (thought he heat might not do well with seedlings) but our comment was more about the heavy work of the digging holes and putting in the posts. That will definitely have to wait until cooler weather. August is our month to do the least amount possible when it comes to outside, ha.

Colleen thanks for the info on the seeds. I didn't know that about wildflowers. I think when I've attempt seeds before it was in the Spring. Didn't realize I could/should do it in the Fall. Thanks for this info.

1st Man said...

LOL, I have two, greenish thumbs, ha. The flowers/color is what we want badly now (veggies and hopefully fruit trees are working now) but it's flowers and such we need now. Fingers (green and otherwise) crossed. :-)

1st Man said...

Definitely thinking about the lantana, it's doing so well out there and we have some in pots just ready. I like the idea of another Lilac Vitex, I think we have another one in a pot too. And evergreen perennials is a good idea so it's not all dead in the Winter. Thanks!!!

1st Man said...

OH, bluebonnets are SO beautiful here. Yes, we will try them for sure. Seems they pop up like crazy in the wild but trying it on purpose is hit and miss, ha. Stay tuned!