Monday, April 24, 2017

How Did Our Garden Grow?



A Look At How Our New Home's Yard Has Progressed Since Last Year.

This time of year everything is blooming again and it all started this last week. We have been amazed at the changes in our yard since last year. I thought it might be fun to see the changes with a new update...


 We started with this in April of last year .....



 Then.......




 then more plants....






 Brand new plants, no grass yet ,or trellises for the vines, but making good progress




 Ahhhh Yes, we have grass........

( June 2016)

We added our own touches with glass table painted black and cobalt cushions, this table was purchased 47 years ago. Notice I had to add a little blue and white with the urns. The roses have grown and so have the vines on the trellises.



This is at the beginning of Spring this year.....


This year before the roses bloomed. You will notice no cushions, Yes we still have rain here in sunny California. Everything is flourishing and you can tell by the size of the plants they all seem happy here. Everything has grown so much that this week we have to do trimming of the boxwood to keep it neat and compact. It has almost closed up the spaces between each plant.

This was taken just a few days after the previous photo, the roses have started blooming ....




When I look out back I still can hardly believe this is our yard in our new home. It looks like it has always been here and we are it's new owners. Always grateful and so happy that we get to live here. 






We just planted the impatiens so they will fill in nicely within the next couple of weeks. I love it when they spill over the brick.


This is looking towards the gate where you would enter into the backyard from the driveway. You can see it is dusk and the lights just came on, this is one of my favorite times of day in our yard.

 This is the side patio that we can see from the great room when the windows are open we can hear our happy little fountain bubbling away. I have to have the sound of water.



 Before....


After....






 
 

11 comments:

Victoria said...

Perfectly beautiful!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Absolutely gorgeous. This is such a beautiful yard and one I know you really enjoy.

Donnamae said...

Everything looks so lush! I was so glad you Californians got some decent rains over the winter. I saw pics of the lakes....what a difference. What are those purple flowers behind your boxwood? So pretty! ;)

John said...

Great transformation --- beautiful!

designchic said...

Wow...what a transformation, Kathysue. It looks amazing! Happy Tuesday!

Nancy said...

Your backyard is beautiful....excellent planning!!! What is growing on the trellises? It looks like the perfect place to sit, read a book or just enjoy the beauty of God's creation.

Marty said...

Your garden is lovely. Did you spray paint the table and chairs or paint with a brush? Such a great idea. Everything looks perfect!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The backyard is so wonderful!!!...That California climate is to great for plants and flowers...they seem to thrive! I love your landscaping and the beautiful brick/hardscape. It must be really pleasant to sit out there and enjoy the view!

June from Oregon said...

Kathysue,

It truly DOES look as if it's always been there. That grass is really GREEN! And a very nice job of screening for privacy. You have your own private world back there! Can't believe how quickly it took off!

Also, I just showed my husband your molding--and he's on board to do some for us! Yay!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

It looks beautiful - lovely design and so well kept.

Lady of the Manor said...

Your backyard is beautiful! We are beginning the process now and what a mess! Adding good soil (on top of our native clay), working the soil and seeding has begun. Purchase and installation of some landscaping and bids for the final sidewalks and garage approach is scheduled. Not quite as much as last year's home construction but still a lot to consider. I love your choices and how well you've coordinated everything. Hope I do as well, Enjoy your outdoor spaces!