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Monday, July 1, 2013

Guest Post from Jo Alexander

When I was recently contacted by Jo Alexander about a guest post featuring some of their outdoor furniture and garden items…I was thrilled! This online company has beautiful ideas and inspiration for creating fabulous outdoor spaces.

Jo Alexander is located in the countryside just west of Cambridge city in the sleepy village of Knapwell. They are a small privately owned, family run business that was started in 1999.

I love their philosophy…”Your home and garden is your haven - an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. A tranquil place to relax with family and friends”

Take it away Patricia…


Rediscover your garden this summer
by Patricia Salazar

No room in your home is as seasonal as your garden: an outdoor paradise that your routine in the winter might not allow you to enjoy as much as you would like to. In the summer, however, your garden is full of life again this summer is time to make the most out of it!


Organize space with quality garden furniture.Outdoor space is organized in particular ways; ideally you will want to use it as wisely as possible without cramming it. A clean, organized garden is where you will want to spend your long, lazy summer afternoons.

And, to that end, what better than quality teak garden furniture when it comes to furnishing your garden? Choosing well designed products is a long term investment that you will not regret. In fact, all you will want to do this summer is spend it in your garden!


Jo Alexander’s catalogue is full of quality options to furnish your garden with: from elegant loungers to sunbathe next to the pool, to sturdy tables to have your summer dinner parties on all has been carefully considered beforehand. Have a look at their site and pick some lovely ideas.

Use your garden during the day... and at night

Warm summer days are invariably followed by blissfully long evenings spend all the time in your garden! Late Saturday breakfasts on a charming outdoor sofa, or lovely Sunday barbecues in a Kadai Fire Bowl to wow all your guests! These are only two ideas when it comes to spending your daytime in the garden.


In the evening, make sure your garden is well lit, perhaps with a series of T - lights or rust linear lanterns there are many beautiful ways to decorate your garden at night, and make those yearned for cocktail parties possible!


Garden accessories for every occasion

Not to forget, gardens are also the favourite place of the house for plant lovers! Furnishing your garden with tasteful plant pots of all shapes and sizes, all manufactured by skilled craftsmen, will infuse your garden with life. Plants bring freshness and a very unique atmosphere to any space; and outdoor spaces in particular. Ceramics pots and planters, or rattan and willow ones, will be the best option for your choice of plants: small palm trees or ferns or herbs for foodies!


And what to say about outdoor parties? Nothing like bunting to bring a festive air to your garden.


Don’t forget: summer has just started, don’t let another summer go by without enjoying the undiscovered joy of outdoor life!


Thanks so much Patricia! I love all of the tips and items you selected to help us create the perfect space to celebrate summer in our own backyard! I am crazy about that Kadia Fire Bowl…and the backyard bunting is just too cute!

Be sure to visit Jo Alexander on their website here for more fabulous finds and inspiration.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome pictures and amazing ideas.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    garden gifts


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