Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Our Backyard Project

Come with me, grab your coffee, and we'll head out the back door where I'll show you around.

Oh, just a second, let me stop off at my laundry room and grab my garden hat.

The view from my laundry room window...

This summer we the guys replaced the floorboards on our deck and I scrubbed the boards that were replaced last year.  I just love the smell of new wood!

Earlier in the spring we did some landscaping filling in some vacant areas where the grass wouldn't grow and I transplanted some hostas.  

That stone patio in the lower right was put in a couple summers ago.

This is the view from that stone patio...

Looking back at my laundry room window from the deck...

Our deck is very shady all day long and impatiens really flourish here.

If you don't have one of these chairs you need to rush to Lowe's and get you one.  I got this for Rick for Father's Day a couple years ago.  It's like an outdoor recliner.  Just push back on the arms and you glide back into the reclined napping postion.  It also has a little shade protector that can be flipped up to keep the sun off your face. 
I keep that basket handy to throw the pillows into when rain threatens and I need to make a mad dash for the door.

Behind the deck is another little cobblestone path and lots of hostas....

I spend most mornings out here working and watering.  I do have another little painting that I've been working on when it's too hot to be out here.  I'll share it with you soon and other areas of my garden.

Catherine Holman


  1. What a cool, refreshing spot for relaxing and working!

  2. I love your back garden area. It looks like the perfect place to relax and read a great book.

  3. Looks like the perfect place to relax in this heat. Your deck look great....so does your laundry room! Enjoy your space!

  4. What a cozy little spot for you and your family to enjoy! Love the pop of color in the chairs against the shady corners. What a glorious lot of hostas!

  5. What a beautiful place to spend time. I love shady plants like hostas and impatiens. I use to always grow impatiens to use on my poison oak. It helps soothe it. I don't get into like I did when I had kids at home and camped a lot!


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