“‘Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.”
A few months ago, it started off as simply ideas from a Pinterest board. Then, before we knew it, landscapers filled our backyard space for weeks to lay the foundation. Next came many hours of tedious labor by both the workers and my hard-working husband, and we were able to show you the finished work! And you, our readers, have been right there with us, generously commenting on our new garden space with so many requests to post updates! After a few rain showers and a whole lot of sunshine, we are excited to show you how our garden is growing! Please join me as we take a little stroll!
I am contemplating putting a swing under the arbor -but I enjoy using the space for al fresco dining! I had planned to use my rusty iron statutes in the garden but decided to keep them here, instead.
I am loving the picket fence that Butch installed!
The feathery plumes from ornamental fountain grass..if only it was a perennial!
Rusty ornamental butterfly contrasts the vanilla strawberry hydrangeas!
The apricot drift roses continue to bloom! Love the color!
Limelight hydrangeas showing off their lime color!
As the limelight bloom matures, it becomes more white!
Our okra is growing and needs thinning! Okra likes hot temps, so it should be happy!
Sage and lavender are doing nicely! Can’t wait for the fragrant lavender blooms!
My sweet friend, Janice gave me a set of herb garden markers several years ago! Don’t you just love them?
The color of the sunshine ligustrums adds a great contrast to the other greens!
Our resident owl keeps moving around all over the place!
As the blooms mature on the vanilla strawberry hydrangea they change colors! Amazing beauty!
The bloodgood Japanese maples in the rear corners of the garden provide a nice contrasting color!
The thrift planted around the bronze statue is filling in…soft touch hollies will provide green all year. The lantana has struggled and has provided little color so far!
The zoysia sod is thick like a carpet and is a bright green. I would love to do the entire backyard space-maybe next year!
You can see a few lantana blooms here!
The extreme heat and little rain for the past two weeks has required much watering to keep the garden growing!
View from the patio!
Our side porch referred to as the “kitchen porch” with a pair of asparagus ferns on each side of the door and a pot of petunias on the step. Do you see the flag’s reflection in the door?
Petunias come in so many colors!
Hanging baskets on the side of the porch. I love potato vine…it is so easy to grow!
Our small courtyard with a vintage street lamp!
Our sunflowers have been so beautiful and Butch has planted more for fall blooming! Can you see Butch photo-bombing?
Apparently, the garden is Oreo’s new kingdom!
We love strolling through the garden with you…maybe next time you can stay for a tall glass of sweet tea!
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