Yardening- what does that mean? Well, I first heard that term used by my 5 year old son after he spent a Saturday morning helping my Dad mow the lawn, trim the hedges, and generally maintain the landscape of my parents home. Yardening is essentially a combination of yard work and gardening. And based on my observations, it is what most of us do in suburban America in 2021. Many of us have only really discovered yardening in the past year or so. Lots of us pay others to do most of the heavy yardening for us. But for certain, I am seeing many more of my friends and neighbors spending time in their yardens.
I myself have replaced edging and expanded flower beds. Last year, I added some furniture and lighting to my front yard so in that time of social distancing we could still spend time with our neighbors. The pandemic changed all our lives. Forever. And our homes and yardens became even more important to all of us. We realized how fortunate we are to have these lovely outdoor spaces. We resolved to make them more functional for our families and to personalize them so that they reflected our personality and style.
This is the reason we created Through the Garden Gate. We have always loved all things vintage. We believe in repurposing and recycling. We have used architectural salvage throughout the interior of or home and we knew we wanted the outdoors to have that same aesthetic. So it began, we used vintage items as garden decor . And family, friends, and neighbors took notice.
Vintage garden decor makes a statement. It sets a tone and creates an ambiance. Vintage garden decor encompasses many styles and flavors. Mid-century to English country cottage, there are oh so many genres of vintage garden decor. It is our wish to help you create the yarden that best reflects your family and your personality. A piece or two of vintage garden decor could be just the thing that brings you out into the yarden. I hope to see you there!