Sunday, June 20, 2010

Backyard update


I thought I would post some recent pictures of the backyard. We finally have sprinklers, it's leveled and Monday we'll plant grass seed. This flower bed wraps around the outside of the master bedroom addition. We believe this part of the house was added sometime in the late 60s. I have the best luck growing things in this bed.
 
The irises have faded but the other flowers are still coming on strong. We've had such lovely weather so they'll continue for awhile I hope. Seth was inspired by his trip to Ireland 2 years ago to plant dinner plate dahlias. They're doing fabulous. So far only the yellow have opened up though. 

 The small pink flowers are humpty dumpty dahlias. I've had a lot of success with these and have even divided and transplanted elsewhere. Most of these pictures are pre-leveled back yard. 
The hollyhocks did fabulous this year and even got taller than the grape arbor which is very tall.
The grape is filling in fabulously. We leveled this area and we're thinking we'll put in flagstone or something similar this fall. That's what Seth wants to do at least. I found a great teacup chandlier to hang in here and I'm thinking once the flagstone is in a little bistro set would be great. Already asked Seth for a bench for along the wall. 
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6 comments:

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hi there,
Your garden looks wonderful! Love the arbor, too.
Thanks for stopping by today! I'm glad you enjoyed window shopping at Good Goods. :) That's wonderful you live nearby...I'm sure they would love to get some new customers!
Have a great evening!
~ Jo

CIELO said...

Pretty!

cielo

Rosewood Cottage said...

your garden is beautiful! thank you for sharing the inspiration!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Gorgeous...anything that has to do with flowers is a winner in my book!!

My Show n Tell is 'showing off the flowers...". Do come by if you have time today, I'd love to have you visit with me.

Hootin' Anni's SHADES OF SUMMER

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Happy Friday! I am stopping by via the linky party.

Your garden looks utterly charming!

Victoria said...

What a beautiful garden you have, everything is gorgeous!

Found you on Show and Tell Friday and am your newest follower:)