Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Backyard


Our backyard has changed quite a bit this year..


When we got our new shed, we knew it was time to say goodbye to this rusty old guy. We found someone on Craigslist who was looking for scrap metal, and when he saw the metal shed, he said he was going to try and use it as a duck house! What fun!

Then we were left with this empty concrete slab, and thought it seemed like the perfect place for a pergola. We thought about building one ourselves, but then Lowe's was having a great sale and we couldn't pass this one up for 100 dollars off!

I've had fun planting all kinds of flowers around and training vines to grow up it.


I even made a few container gardens which I haven't really done before, it was so fun! But I can't stand to watch them die this winter so now I'm gonna have to try to find places for them in my house. -_-



We made this little flower pot fountain, and helped ourselves to a few plants out of my mom's pond.


I love those giant elephant ear plants!  I really hope they survive the winter.



I am also loving our new fence. Now I don't have to worry about anybody looking at me when I go outside!

30 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, it looks amazing!
    *big claps*
    xox

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  2. Wow! What a great place to chill!!! It looks amazing, I just love it and that little water feature is so cool!
    xoxo
    Taylor
    http://www.nothingbutapigeon.com/

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  3. Absolutely lovely!! I love all the plants. Looks so much cozier than before :)

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  4. Wow puts my garden to shame - love all your hanging baskets!

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    1. Yours will get there! This is our fourth year working on it :)

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  5. Wow! This seems like the most beautiful place to hang out on a warm Summer evening ever! I would LOVE to have a backyard. We live in a apartment and we do not even have a balcony. This needs to change soon! But since we are more into "doing what we love" than "earing money" I think it will take some time before I will have my own backyard...
    xx
    Larissa

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    1. I hope you can have yourself a little garden someday. And that is an awesome motto to live by! I hope to do the same one day :)

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  6. Oh wow, you did such a great job of making this place beautiful! I can really imagine how relaxing it must be there, especially with the nice fountain sounds...

    -Kati

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  7. It looks so beautiful and tranquil, you did such a wonderful job decorating!

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  8. Awesome job! Gosh that shed was tha bomb, so beautiful. But the new little places really does look perfect. I love how you're making it your own with all the vines and such, looks like such a wonderful little space.

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    1. Thanks! We were a bit sad to see the shed go, but we're happy to make more use of that spot now!

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  9. I love it! I sometimes wish we had a garden for things like this, but I don't think we'd actually have anything like this and it would just be a boring garden haha. Also, I have terrible plant and gardening skills!

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    1. Thanks! Believe me there's plenty of trial and error that comes with gardening!

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  10. Amazing post dear!

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  11. Wow, it's amazing how you have changed
    that backyard. It looks so wonderful. :)

    la-ailurophile.blogspot.de

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  12. Wow! You did a great job. It looks gorgeous. That little flower pot fountain is the cutest.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  13. What a beautiful backyard!! Ciao from Italy :)

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  14. Thanks a lot for your last comment!
    Have a wonderful day :)
    Larissa
    http://cenestquedelachance.blogspot.de/

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  15. It looks so good back there now. The change is quite remarkable when you show before and after. From boring normal backyard snooze to relaxing zen garden oasis. Job well done! You've really utilized so much of this nice patch of land you own. And just think about how every year there's more improvements

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  16. It looks so good back there now. The change is quite remarkable when you show before and after. From boring normal backyard snooze to relaxing zen garden oasis. Job well done! You've really utilized so much of this nice patch of land you own. And just think about how every year there's more improvements

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