In keeping with the trend of outdoor living. I spoke about my outdoor water fountain on Tuesday. So today I am giving a tour of my yard. Heavy on the flower sharing side. My furniture that I am redoing is not done yet. I have one chair left and then I promise I will show you the whole thing. I have a lovely huge patio for the almost done furniture to be. But I can share the rest of my outdoor space with you here today. This house as an amazing outdoor area. Big trees, a cute picket fence, flower beds like crazy. There was just a lot of maintaining when we bought the house.
On the porch we painted the columns white. They were a light brown and needed painting. So instead of trying to match the color I decided to make them pop by painting them white. I love them. This front porch is great. I only wish there was a huge hanging light in the arch of the porch. I mean, come on it is made for a hanging light. We also added the corner planter to the right of the porch. There is some Hydrangeas in it.
|rustic chic is in right?|
I am not sure what these flowers are, I believe the red ones are some kind of rose. They are flowers that do good in shade so that is a must with the porch.
|our walkway, ignore the children in pajamas outside. We walked my daughter to the bus stop.
No one needs to be fully dressed to do that. I love this walkway and the bricks
This is a flower bed in the middle of the front yard. There is lavender, daffodils, tulips, and a few other things. I am not sure what all else. This is one we have not touched since moving in. We just maintain it.
|these are mums|
|this is from last year, some of the roses did not make it. Right now I don’t have much to show|
|geraniums are pretty|
There is a huge planter with two different kinds of lilacs towards the back of the yard, along the fence line. The white kind is already blooming. The purple kind blooms in June usually. My neighbors are always coming and snipping some lilacs. This bush is out of control, but oh so pretty. My house smells wonderful when they bloom.
Oh yeah, my kids have an awesome play area. This baby has a rock climbing wall, swings, slides, and a sand box. It is the place to be for my kiddos.
|the lilies. These get huge and orange, so beautiful|
And lastly a little far corner of the yard. It has some ivy, a small tree, some really cute purple flowers. And it is home to some birds who use the provided homes. And also some bunnies from time to time. I am toying around with the idea of making a small little patio over in this far corner of the yard. We never get to enjoy this spot. We do sit under the tree occasionally but don’t mozy over too much otherwise. It is such a sweet and quiet part of the yard.
|the first budding leaves on a tree|
That is it, my beautiful yard that I am obsessed with for the 4 months we get to enjoy it. My family and I spend so much time out here. We have plans to eventually add a huge pergola over the patio, make a outdoor kitchen area for the grills. I did not show them, we are doing a little project with them and I will be sharing how they look then. Also a vegetable garden on the side of the house. Some big plans, but that is another day and another dollar. Not today and not with any current dollars. Always planning and scheming. I have our next 2 years, at least planned for outdoor improvements. I am so lucky my husband loves me because I may drive him crazy otherwise. Love and a good smile goes a long way. If anyone has any questions on flower care or maintenance I can try to answer them. Or point you in the direction of the correct answer. I leave you now with some gratuitous flower pictures, and of course a few of my kids enjoying the yard. Only a few. I wont overload you all.
|this is the start of the rose bush.
This one survived the winter
|this is on the side of the garage, pretty but forgotten about a lot|
|I feel like this is pure, childhood. You can’t get any happier|
I am going to have to force my husband to take a few pictures of me. I do exist and enjoy this yard. But there is no proof of that what so ever. I am the one enjoying these moments, just not seen.