Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pea gravel pathways...

....they remind me of English cottage gardens, and I love that look.



I am trying to decide how to do this in my back yard. These two photos are from a magazine. The pea gravel walkways seem to accent the flower gardens and the raised beds giving them a beautiful clean look.




Below is what I have right now. We have pathways meandering in the back yard to different areas.





And we have raised beds in the vegetable garden. It could be done, but there is the yard to consider and some type of border between the grass and the gravel. Hmmmmm......




Pea gravel pathways ~ still in the thinking stages. Of course I have to consider the weiner dogs in the whole process because they need space to run and play.

So the debate goes on in my mind.





14 comments:

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I have used lots of gravel in my garden...for paths, sitting areas and in what I call the muse area of my driveway. I use river rock as edging. I love it!

Donna said...

Well, I think it would work out Great! I like the look as well!
hughugs

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

drooling over #2!
that is just too lovely :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The pea gravel looks very pretty but I wonder if t would iritate your dog's paws?

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Last fall we installed pea gravel pathways in our back yard and around our raised kitchen garden. We used a bendable edging to contain the gravel. This summer we will dig grass away from the edges and plant flowers and bushes. They will be the divider between the lawn and the gravel paths.
Hugs,
Penny

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

It looks like you are half way to achieving picture #2... It looks beautiful...
Hugs to you,
Donna

Out on the prairie said...

That gravel doesn't work well when you have to mow around it.You woukld need dog area and garden in separate modes. Mulch doesn't sting as bad or break windows.

Brenda Kula said...

I do love the pea gravel. And I use to have it. But we seemed to track it inside, where it damaged the floors. So last fall I had decomposed granite put in between my flagstone. I like it a lot. I can just sweep it!
Brenda

Sherri said...

Donna, what ever you chose will be lovely! I love your yard from what I have seen in your pictures. Just beautiful!

Beverly said...

I do love the look of pea gravel, but I find it difficult to walk on it.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

We use a lot of gravel in our gardens. The only thing is it can get a little messy sometimes. I have also learned not to overdo it with the gravel. There are a lot of plants that don't like to grow in it.

Mimi Sue said...

I adore pea gravel! I'm afraid my grandsons would use it for ammo though. We've got a backyard to install this summer. We've been trying to get a plan together. So many decisions! Mimi

Sheila said...

It looks wonderful and so organic. I think it would look so good in your garden. Some may find it impractical, but it might be worth it!
Have a great weekend
hugs
xx

Linda said...

This is a dilemma for me, too...my only thought is that we have tons of leaves down in the fall...I wonder how hard it would be to keep the gravel in the path when we are raking or blowing the leaves? So pretty and I love the English cottage garden look, too!