Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Big Garden Reveal


After nine months of planning and over a month of construction / planting, my beautiful backyard garden has been finished.

Come!  I'll take you on a tour!

Climb our new stone steps up the hill from our driveway...


and you will find yourself in our lovely green pasture...


as you walk across our yard, gaze at the gorgeous perrenials:


and our lovely Stewartia tree and Oak Leaf Hydrageas:


Next you will enter our lovely bluestone patio with the semi-circular seating wall which is surrounded by roses and hydrangeas:


While you sit on the patio, say hello to my new fir tree and tiger lily plants:


At the end of that blue stone path, there will be a water feature, but the Water Feature Builder Man hasn't had gotten to our project yet.  Oh well.

Moving past the "water feature," the path takes you to the side of our house and the garden gate.


Before you leave.... 

See our new stairs?  They are sooo much better than our original, over-large wooden ones.


Ours is not a grand garden, but we love it.  We love the expanded size (created by fencing the yard closer to the property line and by levelling the yard with a retaining wall) and we love all the new plants, shrubs and flowers.


The workmen packed up the last of the tools and carted off the Bobcat a few days ago and we are still getting used to having our yard all to ourselves again.  Not to mention that having the responsibility for keeping all these plants alive during the 90+ degree days we've been having is rather daunting.


Tonight I may bring a cocktail out to my back patio and enjoy my lovely garden - care to join me?




12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

That's beautiful! I bet the birds are pleased.

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

It's beautiful!! If I was closer, I would love to join you for a cocktail! :-)

Laura said...

Wow, congratulations! It looks great! It definitely calls for a celebration!

Anonymous said...

Wow!
It's amazing.
Congratulations on being done!

tmm

Martha said...

Girl! The birds are pleased and so are the chipmunks!

Martha said...

Thanks, Lisa - wouldn't that be fun!!

Martha said...

Laura - you are so right! We need to have a garden party, pronto!

Martha said...

Thanks, Trish -

And all this rain is great for me - I don't have to worry about watering!

Erika said...

Oh my goodness!!! I am dying of jealousy! What a gorgeous garden area! So well done!

Martha said...

Thank you, Erika! And so far I've managed to keep all the plants arrive -- and that's an impressive feat considering that I don't have a green thumb at all!

Richard Zimmer said...

The long wait was so worth it! Your garden looks so enchanted, with the roses and hydrangeas practically surrounding it. Where is the water feature? Was is still under construction then? That would surely perfect the beauty of this outdoor haven. Cheers!

Richard Zimmer @ Tapestry, NJ

Martha said...

Richard - You are right, the water feature wasn't finished being created at that time, but it's up and running now and just gorgeous. I wrote about it on my blog (with photos) in May 2014. Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving a comment. I'm always happy to hear from people in my home state of New Jersey!

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