Showing posts with label gardening. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gardening. Show all posts

Monday, July 7, 2014

Old BEFORE Garden photos

Hey friends, I'm back! How was your 4th of July weekend? I had a very needed and awesome time at the beach. And I am now getting ready to head to Haven. I'm a first time Haven attendee and can't wait to meet some of my online friends that I haven't met in person yet. Atlanta here I come!

Since my projects have been a little sparse because of our vacationing, I had the idea to post some old photos. Well, I actually had the idea after I received some questions about our garden. Do you remember my recent post about our "woodsy patio hangout"? (click HERE if you missed it and to see a lot more photos}




Now may I please point out to you that these upcoming photos are about 14 years old and we did NOT have a digital camera at that time. Gosh I feel so stinkin old.

Lets start with the front.


Ok, I'm not that old, I just used to like taking black and white photographs which make me look like a dinosaur now. But it shows you that we started with a dirt patch. Nada in the landscaping department.

Then we planted grass and a tree and apparently the hubby liked photographing me while I weed whacked.




This is the front yard now:


Same tree, can you believe it? It even holds a swing now. And I built the trellis fence that is barely visible in the background.

And we planted another tree. I told you a long time ago how obsessed I am with trees and how I think they make a neighborhood so much prettier. {click HERE to catch up}



Now returning to the backyard:


I did wear overalls (yikes) and the hammock was pretty much hanging in the dirt.


Here under the hammock is where I added a flagstone patio (same spot as above photo). My hubby fought me on that one and told me that we didn't need it. Now it's his favorite place to sit at night and he hates when I mention it because he hates when I am right ;P


Doesn't even look like the same place does it? My favorite plants to add are hostas and ferns. And I'm also a huge fan of the irish moss between the flag stones.

Here is another shot of the steps we added leading up to the flag stone patio. 


And I have quite the baby face.


I'm sitting right where under where that large hosta is now. And you can barely see the little tock wall. But of course I have a wine glass next to me. Happy hour after a day of hard yard work. My favorite ;)


Looking down from the steps:



And just because I found this photo, here is a photo of baby face me and Lucy and Heidi. 


I probably enjoy going down memory lane more than anyone else but I just thought I'd share.

That's it for today.


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(Youleeya)



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Monday, June 23, 2014

Woodsy Patio Hangout

Work with what you have is the theme again today. I put together a little hangout in our backyard with things I could find around the house.

No need to buy new things.

This is our favorite spot to have a beverage in the evening in the summer. The trees give enough shade and the lush hostas and ferns make you feel like you are in a jungle.


Do you remember my parents beautiful and old area rug? Well why not put it onto our hammock?


I love the look.

I used the Target drum table that I painted copper as well as the planter 
that I also painted copper with my snake plant.

And you can also spy my all time favorite Nate Berkus for Target tray. 


I bought the silver balls in Germany 5 years ago at my friends home decor boutique in Germany.
They are meant to be outdoors and can also float in a water feature.


















outdoor patio design by Cuckoo4Design - rug in a hammock


Perfect place for a little happy hour and a game of backgammon, right? 
Or maybe a nap in the cozy hammock while the candles are lit.

I love summertime in our tiny backyard.

And the best part about this is that I didn't have to spend a dime.


Tschüß

(Youleeya)



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