5.12.2010

My Garden

I thought since I shared my garden inspiration yesterday then I would share my back garden today. Please excuse my weeds I plan to conquer them today. Oh, and yes I am well aware that the huge hydrangea bush needs to be moved. I had no idea it would get so big so fast. Live and learn, right?





Here is a view of my garden. I would love this look throughout, but wow its a lot of work. Well worth it though I think. What I would love is to disguise the fence all the way around. I love having a fence, but would love to mask it more. Oh, and that's the hydrangea that needs to be moved. I also plan to plant climbing fig to cover the vinyl back of our house. The other three sides are brick. I think this is my cheapest, I mean best option, right?


We have a swing set, not quite inspiration garden material, but it is fabulous for the kiddos. The swings and hand rings are from Ikea.


I am planning on getting new dining chairs this year. I am thinking these for the side and two big wicker ones for the ends.

Now for my garden to bloom so I can have cut flowers for free!

Happy Birthday to my sweet Mama! Can you guess what your present is?

30 comments:

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

I love your garden! It's practical and lovely to look at all in one!

You've seen my jungle/backyard, so I am completely envious of everyone elses gardens!

x Jasmine

charmaine said...

Love your dining chair choices. You have a pretty garden, wish I have a green thumb like you!

Staley Mc said...

So pretty! I just love pretty gardens!

Joyce said...

Your garden is beautiful! Giving you a wonderful view while the children plan and you relax or entertain. Love how you have the planters mixed in with the others. I did this year too, with my friend's suggestion. I love the look in my garden, but wish the weeds would stay away. smile... Thanks for sharing your garden with us. xo

beki said...

It looks very welcoming! I have a garden post in the works myself rigt now...

Vana said...

just beautiful Paula!

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

very peaceful. love it.

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

So charming and peaceful :)

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

So pretty! I can't wait for my hydrangea to grow up like yours.
I can't believe those chairs are so inexpensive! They are so cute, like a frech bistro chair.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Paula, I love it! This year I am determined to get more plants into mine. Last year was sod and a fence, so one thing at a time! Your house is brick? Can you hear my jealousy? xx

Living It At Home said...

Very cute garden. I love that you shared it with us. The more the better as far as I am concerned! My favorite thing to incorporate into my yard are black metal urns. Love, love them. I haven't planted anything in them yet though. Still freezing here!

Landscape designer just left...so excited to see what she comes up with for our front. Loved her ideas so far..."create an oasis." I am all for that!

Stephanie said...

Your garden is beautiful! I also did not know that Ikea sold swings - that store keeps getting better and better.

Jennifer said...

it looks great, paula! I hope my hydrangea grows quickly ... I have visions of it billowing over my fence!

The Zhush said...

Great garden...and we have the same table out back as you! So of course I loved the chair inspiration!

thenextarrow said...

so gorgeous. i'm a sucker for a garden full of shades of green. love it.

xo Alison

bess said...

It all looks great!!! Lots of inspiration from this post & yesterdays! Yay for spring, gorgeous weather & gardens :)

Cassie said...

Your garden looks great and has a hydrangea - so I would feel right at home. Today I am feeling the results of my time spent in the garden yesterday! Feel like I had a major workout.
xx

Shannon @ Sit.Relax.Gossip. said...

What a beautiful garden! The best part might be the swing set. I would have loved to have swings in my backyard when I was a kid.

Estelle said...

Love it. I managed to kill my hydrangea last year so I'm quite impressed with yours.

Haven and Home said...

Love it, looks like a wonderful backyard! I would love for our new hydrangeas to grow fast. Our old ones are so big this year!

Julie Catherine Platt said...

What a lovely outdoor space. I cherish this type of space, being a New Yorker. I have a question if you don't mind :) What type of lens did you use to capture these great photos? I'm always looking into new ones for my camera. thanks!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

ahh, a garden. I miss having a garden. I am excited to be moving into an apartment soon that has a window so that I can grow herbs!

Punctuation Mark said...

i'm really jealous that you have an herb garden! i wish i could but it gets too hot in my balcony for a mini one!

Sarah said...

What a lovely garden. The play set is key for kids, I can't wait to get one soon (cross my fingers).

Jo said...

ITS BEAUTIFUL!!!

monika said...

Such a lovely place! My kiddos would love the swings, but our garden is tiny :-( The Ikea chairs would look great I guess and they are really cheap.

Melissa said...

Lovely! I love the rock walk way! Is that rocks? I have so much work to do on my yard but love it.

Claire said...

I want to have a garden like yours -- it's gorgeous!

Truly Smitten said...

your garden is gorgeous! so lovely, Paula!

Aron said...

I'd love to have a garden someday. It's part of my perpetually in the future "when I grow up," fantasy.

I like your photos. :)