Our Garden Is Growing!

“‘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.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭32:17‬ ‭

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!

Delicate bloom!

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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  1. Karen Skinner says:

    Your new garden area is so pretty! How nice to have a few herbs at your fingertips for cooking! Keep the watering up! Can’t wait to see how you enjoy it in the fall!

    • Karen, I always enjoy hearing from you! We are definitely watering with the extreme heat and not much rain. And yes…water bill is high! I love to cook with fresh herbs! Thank you for your encouragement and support! Have a wonderful Thursday!

  2. Joann Barnett says:

    Oh My, Pam that garden is absolutely gorgeous you did such a wonderful job designing it…..it is absolutely stunning!!

  3. Rosie M. says:

    Oh, Pam, I am in such awe. I’ve got a “brown thumb” and cannot imagine being able to create such a lovely, welcoming and visually attractive space. You both have done an amazing job!! I’ll be right over to keep Oreo company and enjoy the beautiful surroundings!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

    • Rosie, thanks so very much! It has been a chore to keep everything watered…it has been extremely hot and dry! Would thoroughly enjoy visiting with you! Have a joy-filled Thursday!

  4. Kim says:

    Wow and wow again and again! What a perfectly lovely garden. I know you’re already getting so much enjoyment from it. You’re very lucky to have a husband that enjoys that sort of thing. Yours is the garden of my dreams…and it’ll stay that way because my HH isn’t at all interested in doing anything like that. A fenced area is perfect when you’re in the wide open pastures like you and I are in. I adore your kitchen porch and all your pretty flowers there, too. You are blessed! :-) Thanks for the tour…so enjoyable, Pam. :-)

    • Kim, you are such a blessing! We are enjoying this garden space. It has only taken 36 years to accomplish! My husband loves any work that is outdoors and he is great with his hands! Wishing you a joy-filled weekend!

  5. Oh wow your garden is amazing. Makes me yearn for summer. (winter here in Australia). Those limelight hydrangeas are amazing.
    so much work and love has gone into this garden

      • I think you’ll definitely find it a lot cooler Pam!! We’ve just got back from Ireland and very mixed weather, a little better here in England but nothing like your heat!! Looking forward to reading all about your adventures, safe travels and hope you have a wonderful time.

  6. Nanette says:

    Absolutely stunning! Your Hydrangeas are amazing! Don’t give up on the Lantana, it WILL bloom… God has certainly blessed your bit of paradise!

  7. Jann Olson says:

    Pam, everything is looking beautiful! My Limelight and Str. Vanilla Hydrangeas are just in bud. Your sunflower garden is so fun and perfect sun loving plants! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. Tara Lehman says:

    Pam, your garden is absolutely stunning and growing beautifully!!! I love those limelight hydrangeas! Great idea to add a swing to the arbor. Thanks so much for sharing this! I hope you are having a great week. Take care, Tara

  9. lelaburris says:

    Absolutely beautiful garden! Those Limelights are gorgeous! You have given me so many ideas for my garden next year. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! See you tomorrow!

  10. artandsand says:

    I’m in love with all of your gorgeous blooms.

    My dream for retirement was to have a fabulous garden, but unfortunately the lack of rain in our area doesn’t allow me to water and my garden definitely shows it.

  11. Jann Olson says:

    It always amazes me how much a garden grows in just a few months. I bet is really developing even more beautiful this year! Thanks for sharing with the garden party.

  12. Stacey says:

    Pam, this just couldn’t be any prettier! This is the large garden area I dream of! I love that you planned it out and now you get to enjoy all the growth as it happens. You chose some of my favorite plant! I love that you included the arbor and some sweet statues. I’m going to remember your garden and watch for more posts in the future. We are having the garden party again next month…hint. :)

    Thanks so much for joining us. I am glad I didn’t miss this!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Stacey, you are so sweet! We have enjoyed our garden, but there is a lot of work involved! For now, we think it is worth it! Blessings!

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