A large portion of my weekend was spent outside in the back yard. We had yet to do a big spring clean out there, and my goodness it needed it! Ryan’s truck was half full with weeds and clippings just from our teensy back yard. Spring is definitely upon us and everything, it seems, is blooming.
Our backyard was once a small strip a grass with a bark perimeter and a small patio (see before & after photos here). Six years ago, we removed all the grass, added to the patio, put in stone paths and lots and lots of tress and shrubs. Those trees and shrubs have finally filled in and they are looking so good this year! Spending the day out there weeding and tidying was surprisingly pleasant because the plants are just so pretty. I snapped a few closeups of my favorites.
(blue star creeper)
And I can’t leave out the flower pots the kids gave me for mother’s day.
What’s blooming in your yard that makes you smile?
P.S. That top photo was taken at my mother-in-law’s house where she creates the most beautiful garden and potted plants each year. Many of the plants in our yard came from their old house before they moved which was so great to start our yard with larger, more established trees and shrubs. Robyn has a way with plants and interiors and producing wonderful boys and I’m thankful for her in a million different ways. AND, it’s her birthday today. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDMA NONNA! xoxo