Thursday, May 31, 2012

~Around theYard~

Come take a walk with me and I'll show you what's blooming around our yard. 
These pictures were all taken early this morning with the sun behind me.
 I found this cute little feeder the other day at the nursery and had to have it. I have no idea how my name popped up twice in this pic!
 This was the top of a birdbath that I had for years and after it broke I kept the top part of it. I love  the rusty patina it developed.


This next pic is the garden on the side our house. When we bought this house this area was all grass and my hubby came up with this design. We had the guy that does all our mason work add belgium block at the top near the property line. We did the rest. The three large bushes on the top that have not fully bloomed are crepe myrtles. My husband loves them. Here in the northeast we can only grow them as bushes, but we're happy with that! We have more on our pool deck, with red leaves.
 This is the area at the top part of our side garden, in the front of the house. I am so glad the developers that built this development left a lot of trees and didn't cut them all down when building the houses.
 By mid-summer the mums fill in all around this tree, to the point where you can't see the mulch anymore. It looks so pretty.


 Thanks so much for coming along! Now we can go inside to cool off and have a glass of iced tea:)
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39 comments:

Anne said...

Martina,
Your garden is lovely.Especially that spot by your driveway.It is a work of art.
(((((Hugs)))))
Anne

Anne said...

It's all so fresh and beautiful! I love early summer gardens :)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Oh my goodness...what a beautiful yard!! I am so glad that you took us on a tour! Everything is so bright and healthy and gorgeous!

Gretchen said...

You have a beautiful garden. I can tell you've put a lot of thought into each space and it shows.

Shelia said...

Hi Martina! Your lawn is so pretty!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

NanaDiana said...

Martina- What a beautiful yard you have there- I just love it and can see all the hard work that has gone into it. Gorgeous- xo Diana

xinex said...

Your yard is so pretty, martina. I love what your husband designed and love the bird baths...Christine

Kelly said...

Your landscaping is so pretty! Love those purple flowers you have. Thanks for the tour.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Such beautiful views around your lovely home, Martina!
I hope you will come by on Friday and link this up to Favorites on the First when we share our yards and gardens?

Stop by if you can!
xox
Alison

Deserae said...

Your garden is really beautiful!!! Everything looks so lush and green :o)
~Des

Traci said...

Your yard just looks so lovely. I planted a hosta this year but I don't know how well it will do here in Southern California, yours look so lush. Thank you so much for sharing your yard.
Traci

Gina said...

Your yard is so pretty, Martina! It's lush & green already. Thanks for taking us on a tour.

I would love to see all your mums in the fall. I can't seem to get a mum to come back around here. Every fall I buy them, plant them, and then the following year, I get nothing at all!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Martina, I enjoyed your garden tour!~I think it is lovely!!

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

Oh Martina...your garden is so beautiful! I know you must love it!

Debbiedoo's said...

Your yard is stunning Martina! I can't get over how pretty your landscape is.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You have a beatiful garden, Martina. My daughter needs to get some trees planted on her property ~ back and front. The previous {and original owners} just did plantings near the house and that's about it. I'm heading to Lowe's in the morning to get my hydrangeas. Now that I'm back from my visit to NY I can get them in and make sure they are taken care of.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

What a wonderful way to start my morning, looking at all that beauty..

Your yard is a joy to behold.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You have such a beautifully landscaped yard. Love it.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Martina,

Your yard is beautiful! It looks like a park.

Dee

Gail said...

What a lovely garden tour Martina! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

Nancy's Notes said...

Martina, your garden is just beautiful! Great landscaping!

At The Picket Fence said...

You have such a lovely yard and gardens Martina! So lush and green. Thanks for sharing it with us! :-)
Vanessa

Lynn said...

Beautiful yard, I am your newest follower. can't waint to look around and get some more ideas! Hugs, Lynn

CAS said...

Your yard and landscaping is beautiful, Martina! It all looks so lush & cool -- not hot at all, but iced tea sounds good!
CAS

Becca said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous yard, Martina! I love everything you've done and, of course, have yard envy!

Judy said...

What an absolutely gorgeous backyard. Everything looks beautiful. I love the new bird feeder.

Cindy said...

So pretty! It's like a park setting, just wonderful.

Jo's This and That 3 said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

You have a beautiful garden area. I love the big boulders to break up the mulched areas. I actually don't have any crepe myrtles. I'm going to check them out at the nursery.

Sarah said...

Martina, your garden space is lovely. I can just imagine how pretty it is under the tress when things are in bloom. Thanks for sharing.

Olive Cooper said...

Just gorgeous-when I grow up I want neat borders like yours.

Art and Sand said...

All your garden photos are beautiful.

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

It is all so lush and green...just striking.

pam {simple details} said...

What a gorgeous yard you've created, I bet you thoroughly enjoy every bit of it!

JOY 2 JOURNEY said...

I love the pictures of your yard! Found you at the Picket fence party. I too love to work in the yard!
Bj

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

So glad you came over and linked this post, Martina!
I see new things each time I visit the post!

:)
xxox
Alison

Bliss said...

Thanks for the tea, but I'm coming back in the fall to see the mums. I'll want tea then too.

~Bliss~

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