Saturday, June 18, 2011

My Cottage - need advice!

Below are pictures of "The Gypsy House" beloved cottage.  I need some advice - here's where you come in!  I'd like to complete a proper pathway on my side yard, but I've never done it before and have no idea how to start or what material to use (flagstones?).  The previous owners put down the bluestone pavers on pic #3, but they just put them straight onto the grass, so now they're all cracked and look awful...I need to get rid of them and start over.   I'd like to locate a small patio further up the yard (closer to the front door - pic #1).  Suggestions?  I've looked at lots of garden books, etc., but was wondering if anyone out there has actual experience...thank you!!  Hope you're all having a blissful weekend! 
Front side of the house - street facing

Side yard...obviously, long and narrow...fence to the left (not pictured).
The arched area is my kitchen...view to the street and front garden
Yellow swallowtail enjoying the clover in the front garden!

The images below are similar to what I had in mind, but I'm open to suggestions!

Don't forget to stop and smell the roses this weekend!