I thought since we have had some great weather recently, I would share a quick outdoor tour of our home. The Spring weather earlier this year has really helped my yard and plants. I will admit outdoor work is not really my thing but I have gotten into it a bit more this year.
I think my favorite part of our yard is all the little pathways.
This one is a bit more difficult to see, but it is a flagstone walkway meandering through the pool area to the side of the house. This is my favorite spot. I like that the path is surrounded by a stacked stone wall, Vinca, skip laurels, Japanese Maple Tree, and the yellow climbing roses.
(Paver walkway and patio leading to the back of the house)
Our back patio is enclosed with a stone wall and has a step down area with an outdoor fireplace. It feels like an outdoor room. This photo is not recent but I love how the fireplace looks all decorated. At the moment, I have a crew outside replacing some damaged wood pieces on our deck and trim. I will share an updated photo in a later post.
I remember many years ago my parents were here and we built a big fire in the fireplace. My mom was a bit panicked but laughing so hard because I built that big fire using junk that my husband had in the garage that should have been trashed many years beforehand. (Mainly it was scrap wood and boxes.) Anyway, he never missed any of that stuff I cleaned out of the garage. It will be interesting to see if he reads this post! Yikes!
My potted herb garden, it’s small but it works for me.
This is one of my concrete pots that I shared here on Thrift Shop Thursday. I have two of them and they flank the front entrance on our porch. I bought the plants at Kmart. $11 that’s it and they are doing great. I saw the same thing at a local nursery for $36.
Our pergola..my husband came up with this idea. Did we need it? No, but we love it! Even though it is completely open, it feels like a room out by the pool. The plants are finally starting to fill in nicely. Love, Love, love it!
This is the view of the pergola from the back of the house.
Our yellow roses are finally starting to make their way up the pergola and down the fence line. I am really liking the pops of yellow in our yard.
I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into our outdoor living space. It is always a work in progress but I finally feel like it is coming together.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of my WV readers, be safe!
Until Next Time,