Last week what started as pulling weeds and trimming hedges, turned into a patio overhaul. I wish I had some before pictures to share with you, but at the time I didn't think about it. I did manage to find some really old pictures to give you an idea of how it originally started.
|Shortly after we purchased our house in 1999,we added the boxwoods around the perimeter of the patio .|
|In 2003 we added a white picket fence. (Aren't those silly pugs funny sunbathing??)|
I pulled out the boxwood hedge on this side of the patio to give us a little more room and to finally make use of the space between the patio and fence. It made the patio feel so much bigger and gave the kids a little more room to play.
|I chose pretty pink mandevillas for the hanging baskets on the fence.|
|My view from the kitchen window.|
|In one planter, I used a boxwood and variegated ivy. In the other two containers I used a wrought iron trellis with a red mandevilla and a left over fern from last year.|
|Love the foxgloves! I've never tried growing these so we will see how it goes??|
|We got all of the rocks from our local river, the Tallapoosa. One of the perks of owning riverfront land....pretty free rocks! I must admit that hauling them home isn't much fun though!|
|PJ lounging in his favorite spot!|
|We bought a whiskey barrel from Home Dept and added a Kimberly Queen fern with marigolds around the base.|