I’m always looking for creative new ideas to enhance my landscape and the landscapes of the homes we create designs for.  It’s also fun to share these finds with our readers.  Whether you choose to implement my most recent discoveries or use them as inspiration to create something that compliments your personality, I hope you’ll find our ideas a little different.

PEBBLE MOSAICS. I found the idea pictured below at Fine Gardening.  If you’re like me and love the look of stone, tend to pick up stones on your walks and have a mixed collection of rock and stone, then this might be the project for you.  You may want to start out small with edging or stepping stones (the round turtle stone pictured) before you delve into something larger like the patio below.

LATTICE SCREEN. This next idea was discovered at Pretty Handy Girl.  If you’ve got an air condition located in a spot close to an exterior living space or window, making it an eyesore, then you might want to find a way to hide it.  This lattice screen completes that task perfectly, and can also has some real creative interest with the addition of the small rooting containers.

DRAGONFLY FENCE DECOR.  I LOVE a dragonfly and have often been known to specifically hunt down anything dragonfly related.  I thought these dragonflies made by Lucy Designs are cute and creative.

WHITE PICKET FENCE LANDSCAPE ACCENT.  Love the look of a picket fence and a cottage garden, but an entire fence and cottage landscape just won’t work in your overall look?  Create a small space by making a tiny area using a small amount of fence and just a few cottage perennials.

COOLER COVER.  If you do a lot of entertaining outside, then you’ll find this idea I found at Lumberjocks a perfect way to disguise your cooler.  Not only does it life your cooler off your deck, but it’s an attractive to allow a cooler to blend in to its surroundings.

Take a look in your garage or shed, in your attic, around your house and see what items you can use and what ideas you can come up with. Here are a few that we really liked.

These some of my favorite discoveries.  If you have a favorite idea, send us yours.