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A Few Pictures From Our Back Yard

Tuesday, May 17, 2016




Yesterday I was outside chasing our wild child around the back yard and decided to snap a few pictures of all that's currently blooming.  Rain is coming our way and the pretty flowers may not look the same after the pending weather pattern passes.  I love spring!  It seems like something new is happening every day in our yard and around our neighborhood.  R and I both geek out over the smallest developments :).


This is one of two spots where we love to hang out.  I'll post more of this space in the upcoming weeks, but we treasure our time under the shade of the umbrella watching Reagan flatten all the grass pretending to be Timone and Pumbaa in the grasslands, lol!

A few close-ups of the bloomers in this space...


 millions bell petunias in pots on the deck

 clematis climbing the fence post

 a perfect peony just opening

 false indigo also known as baptista

another peony and a tiny little ant


This is another spot where we like to sit and watch the birds.  We found the cafe set at IKEA for less than $50 and use it all the time.  A great deal if you are looking for something similar.  Do you spy the photo bomber?


annabelle hydrangeas are emerging and will soon turn white

 I planted lemon verbena, chives, basil, and oregano in the herb tower.  Next to it are pots of parsley and sage.


The vegetable garden is off the great start with a variety of tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers.  We always plant marigolds in memory of Dad.

 oakleaf hydrangeas


hellebores

the tiniest lemon on our meyer lemon tree

16 comments:

  1. so lovely, rene! your gardens always blow me away- that fence treatment!

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    1. Thanks so much Cassie! I owe it all to my parents who always worked in the garden.

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  2. I love it all! I feel like I just walked through your garden, Rene. And I spotted that cute little photo bomber right away.

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    1. Thank you Mandy! She loves being outside :)

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  3. Your gardens are just exquisite, Miss Renee! Love that sweet photo bomber!!!

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    1. Thank you Donna! I didn't see her until I uploaded the pictures, lol!

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  4. I totally envy your green thumb. Your yard looks downright magical. Cheers, Ardith

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    1. Thank you! We've been working on it for what seems like an eternity and it's finally beginning to pay off.

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  5. Oh your garden Rene is just beautiful!! Your photos are amazing, too. I took at tour of your garden several times this morning becuase it is just so lovely. All of your hard work and green thumb really shows. I am so excited because I picked up an Oakleaf Hydrangea last year and it is just starting to bloom. How pretty they are! I had never seen one before out here. Have long have you had yours in your garden? Cutest little photo
    bomber too! Thank you for sharing your slice of paradise with us! Would love to be sitting there in person with you. Enjoy your day!

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  6. So inspiring Rene!! Wish I had your green thumb!

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  7. I meant to say on my comment that I love how your honor your Dad and plant the marigolds. Very sweet.

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  8. It all looks so lush and inviting. We are in the process of finishing up our brand new yard in our new home. Love seeing green again. Enjoy your beautiful yard and hard work, it looks great!

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  9. Beautiful pictures! I also enjoy Spring as the plants begin their show!

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  10. So beautiful and inspiring, Rene! Nothing I love more than an early morning tour of the garden with my coffee! Or, maybe evening tour with wine! :)

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  11. Love your garden so much Rene... I need a veggie garden!! ;) I too plant flowers for my Dad... He was such an Andy Griffith. Aww... miss him so!
    Hugs and give your cutie patootie a hug for me... you make me want to adopt again! :D xoxoxoxo

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  12. Your garden is so lovely Rene! Love the vines on the fence - and you're able to grown peonies!! They are my favorite and I so wish we could grow them here. Can't wait to see more of your yard as it gets even warmer!

    Sheila

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