June 30, 2011

garden update: in bloom

I'm just loving when things come into bloom. My sweet pea, which I had no idea could be a perennial til I stumbled across some incredible variety, just popped with this lovely purple flower.


I love that it's growing like wild but still looks so fragile and delicate.


A view down the bed...


Yes, I need an edger.

And this is my favorite place to hang as the sun goes down...


Not bad for $16.99 chairs from Home Depot.


Still lots of cleanup and seeding and planting to do, but look—no stumps! Last weekend we rented a stump grinder and removed all the stumps (all 21 of them!!) from the right side of the yard. I planted a big classic lilac in the back corner to celebrate. Now I cannot wait for that to fill in, and for spring scents, and next summer's yard to be leaps and bounds better than this one.

11 comments:

Comeca Jones said...

Its your relaxing space I love it!

Rene said...

Your garden is beautiful! I remember seeing images from last summer and see how everything you did has paid off. Nice job!

In the Tweeds said...

It's looking great! Getting a yard into shape is such hard work and you're really on your way. Your shade garden looks wonderful with all the mature hosta! Any astilbe in there? - those are my favorite shade plants.

Inspire Me Heather said...

Your garden looks happy & healthy - enjoy!

casey at loft and cottage said...

No astilbe, but I do have some monkshood back there for height.

hollyG said...

That sweet pea is really pretty - enjoy those new blooms. What do you think of those ferns next to your sweet pea? We have them and they are relentless! I don't hate them, I just didn't want them in the area of our yard where they were growing - but they keep coming back!

casey at loft and cottage said...

Oh, Holly, I love the ferns. I don't know why! Something about the texture, I guess. I would love to have even more!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Wow Casey! What a gorgeous yard! Looks like a great place to relax and enjoy the lazy days of summer.

Sarah said...

Awesome, Casey!!! It looks so lush and green and fresh. Holy cow, 21 stumps?! That sounds like a lot of work, congrats on getting it done. I'm so bad at outside stuff, I wish I knew more about landscaping.

Robyn Scott said...

Casey, it looks FABULOUS. ALl your hard work is paying off. Wish I lived closer so I could hang out with you on a regular basis. I think you need to have an al fresco cocktail party... hint, hint. :)

casey at loft and cottage said...

You're right, Robyn. A garden party is long overdue!

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