Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Scenes From the Garden and Patio

I finally got some work done in the yard. It has been so cool here, that I was afraid to put my annuals in before last week. And in typical Ohio fashion, it has gone from chilly low 60's to hot and humid 80's over night. LOL This year I chose red and pink as the main colors in the hanging baskets and planters. I've accented with touches of yellow (lantana) and orange (tuberous begonias and daisies) , as well.
The baskets hang on our trellis which is covered in wisteria. And in the years we've been in the house, the trees have grown considerably...So my once very sunny patio is now shaded through a good part of the day. I rely on shade-tolerant impatients and begonias for good color throughout the summer.
Our old shed is covered in pink roses this year! This is a variety called "New Dawn". It is a hearty, disease resistant, climber that seems to thrive on my neglect. LOL You can also see a little peek of the veggie garden behind the shed. I'm afraid it got planted late, too. We probably won't being seeing any ripe tomatoes until September. haha


40 comments:

Jen r. said...

You have a beautiful backyard! Everything looks amazing and tranquil! Jen R

Stephanie said...

Serene and gorgeous.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What a gorgeous backyard! And I'll have to remember the name of the pink climbing rose, the part where you said it does well without tending caught my attention!

Rosemary said...

You have an amazing backyard, it's more like a park!! Love, love the little barn/shed.
Thanks for sharing,
Rosemary

Sugar Bear said...

So peaceful and pretty!
Karla

Joanne Kennedy said...

What a dream yard you have! My place has only a tiny place to plant flowers. So I do a lot in pots.

I love the shed with the climbing roses. It's so Shabby Chic looking. Beautfiful!

I also took a bit of time reading your past posts. Your items you make are darling. I wish I could sew.

Joanne

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Your garden is so lovely, lush and serene. Love it! xo, suzy

sarahmurray said...

Your garden looks so charming. So lush and green, and with beautiful flowers. I really love your brick patio! I can just picture having tea at the little table. So nice!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Looks like it's right out of a magazine! So beautiful!

Bristol said...

Your garden and patio look wonderful~
Bristol

Connie said...

I love it! What a gorgeous backyard.
You are a talented gardener and the little shed/house is just the cutest.
You must love gardening and it shows!!

Jillian said...

Great patio and what a garden it looks like in the back...how great for summer veggies...

Jillian

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Ditto what Karla said! I love your patio and the colors and all the plant chatter :)

LOUISE said...

I planted my tomatoes late too. Let us see if we both get our tomatoes in September! What a beautiful garden you have, and a lovely seating area. Impatiens and begonia are brilliant for in the shade, I often have them in my shady patch. x

sweetiepie said...

Beautiful garden! That looks like a place I could spend some time relaxing.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

What a fabulous and gorgeous backyard you have!!! Love it!

Happy day,
melissa

Michele said...

YOur yard is stunning!! I especially love the pink roses on the barn!!

Michele
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

linda t said...

Beautiful. gorgeous, charming and lush!!
I want to be there!!
You are blessed with such beauty to behold!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

I am in awe of your beautiful yard--what a paradise! The pink roses climbing all over that old shed....heaven!! Great job Mrs. Greenthumb.

Smiles, Karen

Lil_Birdie said...

What a beautiful yard :)
That rose bush over the shed is just gorgeous (looks right out of a magazine )

vintage paper bella~andrea said...

Oh my gosh! Your backyard is so pretty!

Jodie said...

oh , it is so beautiful and so very green. What a lovley tranquil place.

Wagonwife Designs said...

Just love your garden. Do you dream on the bench? Your gardening zone is a little ahead of ours. We are just now getting Rugosa roses. No tea roses yet. Enjoy seeing your climbing roses.
Take care

Lorrie said...

Your yard is so pretty. The roses growing up over the shed look utterly romantic.

Lorrie

Junie Moon said...

I love your backyard and patio. It's like the garden of Eden.

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Pink Icing on the Cake said...

What a magnificent backyard you have.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Katherine said...

Gorgeous! I'm in love with those roses. I would be thrilled to have a rose bush that thrives on neglect! LOL

ittybittybirdy said...

Oh I am so envious of your yard. I have got to find a green thumb! Do you know were I can get one? LOL! Oh someday maybe it will come!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, your garden is breathtaking! So beautiful and so big!

Shabbyfufu said...

What a stunning backyard Kimberly, how relaxing.....ahhhhh! ~XO~ Janet

Couture de Papier said...

Heavenly paradise! Inspiring blog too!
Denise Nantasket Beach Mass.

Wild Rose said...

Oh how I would love to go through that gate and see what is growing in your veggie garden.

It reminds me of a garden I visited last summer where I discovered a delightful oasis of calm and an inviting seat on the other side of the fence.

We are also experiencing unseasonably cold temperatures after scorching heat and humidity a couple of weeks ago ~ the weather is very strange at the moment.

Marie x

Kari & Kijsa said...

What an amazing backyard! Beautiful!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

How beautiful! "The old shed" looks like something right out of a movie!


M ^..^

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Kimberly, can I come live in your garden/back yard if I promise to bring all my 'pettable' Chips with me? Seriously - those are the most beautiful photographs ever! You must hate it when winter arrives and you can't be outside!...Donna

Sal said...

What a beautiful garden.I thought I had a querky old shed but yours is great too! Love it all.;-)

Sarah said...

Your yard is lovely and I love the old red barn covered in roses!
Sarah
Vintage Lily

Bee Designs said...

What a pretty garden, it must take alot of work to keep it looking so beautiful yet natural.

Popsicles & Lollipops said...

My heart goes pitter patter for your old shed!