Monday, June 02, 2008

Drive Bys: Around the World (The Inspired Room)

Melissa of The Inspired Room has encouraged us to do drive bys in our local neighbourhood. It has certainly made me look at my neighbours houses in a different light and I would like to apologise to any neighbours I have held up on the streets as I slowed the car right down looking at an element on a particular house. We live in a fairly new subdivision with many of the houses being duplicated several times around the streets. These didn't inspire me to take photos, instead I was attracted to the gardens and their individuality. I began to focus on climbers that were trained into an attractive pattern.

This one is trained on the side of the garage, the middle bush needs to get a move on! The pattern is repeated on the side wall of the house, see below.

This one is using a Star Jasmine plant to create it. I think it is, I'm no horticulturalist! It does look effective though.

It is actually growing on both sides of the window.

My favourite is this one training around the feature on the wall.

As I was putting this together, I noticed that all of them were being grown on garage walls. Perhaps that is where the biggest expanse of wall is on a house.

Doing this drive by has certainly opened my eyes to the houses and gardens in my area. I hope to participate in any others Melissa organises. She mentioned she would nominate certain elements we would have to capture. I look forward to it. Now all I have to do is work out how to have my post participate!


Neutral Dwelling said...

I've always been attracted to the climbers too!

Hooked on Houses said...

These are fun. Thanks for sharing them. I love this kind of stuff! -Julia :-)

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

How interesting! I've never seen anything like it and it is lovely. I wonder if it causes any damage to the exterior.

Janet said...

Very pretty and a very unusual way ( at least to my New England eyes) to decorate the exterior.


Michelle said...

Neutral dwelling - I would love to have an ivy covered house, preferable a beautiful old stone house!

Hooked on houses - thanks for stopping by

Vee - a haven for vee. I don't think damage is done to the houses as the vines travel up wire that is attached to the house. I would think there would be a high level of maintenance once the vine is fairly established to keep it in shape.

Janet - it is interesting to see the different styles in different parts of the world. I thought the houses in my area were boring but after looking at other entries, it is just that they are everyday to me.

Thanks ladies for stopping by.

MyThreeDaughters said...

I have just found this meme. I am in Australia too. Will be checking it out more tomorrow. I love the first plant, saw one to buy recently which is amazing. Your photos are nice, much different to where I live.

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