Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Garden Party

Welcome to A Garden Party!

Today I'm joining in Kimba's Garden Party at A Soft Place To Land.
These are some spring images from my garden, hope you enjoy!!!







This is a little patio we made earlier this spring by laying out salvaged bricks from a torn down 1920's house in town in a rectangle shape. Next we added weed barrier over the ground, and put pea gravel on top. Too easy! This wasn't an expensive project at all, especially since I salvaged the bricks myself (with permission of course)!

We added some comfortable outdoor seating and some pots with pansies (here in the south, pansies are planted in the fall, and last until late spring/early summer). It's a great place to relax and watch the kids play in the backyard!!


I just love roses, don't you?!!
I grow Knockout roses, and love how they are disease resistant and very hardy! These roses also rebloom all spring through fall long!!! You can bet I'll be planting these at our new house as well!


Here's a little seating area we created in the garden bed. This is a spring picture when the beautiful creeping phlox were blooming! Love these! They stay mostly evergreen the rest of the year. After the phlox finished blooming, the Knockout rose bushes behind them burst into bloom! I love sitting here, it's such a sweet, calming little spot!


Since we're moving in a month, I won't be doing any more garden projects here, but I know I'll have fun this fall planting some things at the new house! I've done the landscape design and planting at all of our homes, and it's something that I really enjoy! :)

It's been so rainy here lately, so I still need to get a sunny day to take pictures of my summer blooming plants to show you! The most beautiful coneflowers, daylilies, hydrangea, etc!!!

Have a wonderful day!

32 comments:

Astrid said...

Love your patio and your roses!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Stacey, thanks for stopping by! I also do that salad you talked about with balsamic vinegar. It's the BEST with fresh tomatoes from the garden.

Cheryl said...

Love your garden. You have done a nice job planning and planting it all. Both seating areas look like they are an enjoyable place to be to relax. I love roses, but don't have a knack for keeping them pretty in our yard. Can you do a tutorial on how to prune rosebushes?

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog...not sure how I stumbled a across it. :) I love your patio. The wicker is really nice. I recently bought something similar for our deck. I'm sure you will enjoy your time spent there!

~Lynn

Nancy said...

Stacey, That is a beautiful back yard ....that someone else is fixin' to enjoy..lol ;) ....Love your furniture back there! The flowers are gorgeous. Hope you have a wonderful day! I know you are busy as a bee right now...I'll keep you in my prayers! Nancy

Deidra said...

All you need now is a glass of sweet tea with lemon! Lovely!

kimmcl said...

I'm sure it's going to be hard to leave this one behind. I can't wait to see what you do in your new home Stacey! Kim

Roeshel said...

What a great seating area and your roses are beautiful! :)

Kara said...

Love your patio, and your beautiful flowers! I love roses too, but have never had the courage to try growing them.

Marie said...

Your backyard is fabulous! And the pictures of the flowers are gorgeous.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Very nice! Great idea for the patio on a budget. We wanted to do an all brick patio but we're finding how expensive it is to buy old bricks. Yours looks great!
~Michelle

Tricia Anne said...

Your flowers are beautiful and I especially love your little seating area. Your patio looks fabulous! How fun that you will have a new home to create as beautifully as you have this current home.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your flowers are just gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

Oh wow! It looks amazing and so peaceful out there!

Shanda said...

Lovely! I always leave your blog inspired. Thank you!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Your roses are beautiful and I still love your patio. :)

duchess said...

Very pretty & relaxing.

Gail said...

Your flowers are pretty- and so delicate . Congrats on the selling of your home!
God bless~

Sandy Toes said...

Very very pretty!!!

I love the purple flowers~
sandy toe

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Stacy - I know you are sad about leaving your beautiful home. I love your little pea-gravel patio. We will be doing something similiar, but not until the Fall. I can't tackle projects like this during a NC Summer. LOL I heart those salvaged bricks. I have a few of these, with hopes of creating a walkway one day.

BTW, please feel free to add your link to my Porch and Patio Party over on my blog.

Thanks for sharing! Barb

Christina said...

Your patio is so pretty. Love your roses---hmmmm, disease resistant roses sound good to me.

I'm sure whomever buys your house will love all you have done.

The Graves' House said...

what a beautiful yard! i love your furniture and seating area, very relaxing! thanks for sharing with us.

LuLu said...

It all looks so pretty, the new home owners are going to love spending time there,
LuLu

Richella said...

My, this is pretty! I especially love your little patio beside your deck. I'll bet that feature was popular with everyone who looked at your house. Lucky, lucky new owners.

Hope you're doing well with your house hunt!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Such a lovely place to while a way the time Stacey! Gorgeous. cherry

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What a wonderful little spot for reading!

Kim said...

I love your outdoor furniture. And your flowers are beautiful. Good luck with the move.

Crystal said...

I just love that new patio and furniture. Your roses are just gorgeous. Look forward to seeing more blooms from your garden.
Thanks for sharing!
Crystal

Kimba said...

So pretty! I love the blooming phlox. I actually want to put some in at our house too. It's so stunning when it's in bloom.

Thanks for sharing!
Kimba

Melissa Lester said...

So pretty! I am wanting some knockout roses for our yard, too.

Joy said...

we have the knockout roses in our garden at the library where I work and they are so pretty. The people who buy your house will sure be lucky to get such a sweet garden.

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

The phlox is soo pretty! Knockout roses are the easiest roses I've ever grown and they grow quickly so you can buy a little plant!

Manuela