Monday, April 11, 2011

Heaven on Earth-the story of our backyard!

Six days later, tons of dirty laundry, gallons of lemonade and sweet tea, and aching muscles we didn't know we even had...and you have our updated back yard. 

Three years ago we added the pond and most of the landscaping around it, we have since updated many of the beds with more shrubs and plants.  We moved our herb to a new location, and redid the hill it once called home. 

The new herb garden is awaiting dirt and herbs.  We are expecting heavy rains tonight, so we didn't want to chance not getting the dirt/plants in the ground in time.  It will be completed later in the week.  And, the rocks from our old garden will find a new home amongst all the new plants. We have lots of buds just waiting to burst open with the season's beautiful display of color (I will post new pics when that happens). 

Only downside...the pollen is AWFUL!!!  So, sitting on the porch or lounging in the chaise by the pond will have to wait a couple more weeks.

Okay...I know, enough talk...let's see the pictures (warning...TONS of pictures ahead!!!) Oh, and ignore the grass...it's fate is next!!






















Hope you enjoyed the tour!  Now, if you'll excuse me...I need to go get a massage ASAP!!!!

10 comments:

emily said...

Your outdoor space is beautiful!

Maillardville Manor said...

Oh my god Lauren Your backyard is amazing! Love the stone path and the pond wow!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Wow, your yard is rockin'! You are my inspiration. I love gardening and do so in potted plants on my small patio area in our condo. I hope to have a yard one day that looks this nice!

Michaela said...

Wow! It's lovely! I love the rock and the greenery. So relaxing.

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

I'm exhausted just looking at all those gorgeous photos! Its amazing, and you definitely deserve a massage!

Brittany said...

Ok, when are you gonna come help me landscape my yard??!! It's absolutely beautiful! Looks like Better Homes and Gardens material ;)

Rhonda said...

Hi Lauren,
Thanks for stopping by. I agree, those trees in Portland were just gorgeous.

Your backyard looks stunning and so relaxing! Enjoy!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

It's gorgeous! I hope you went and had the massage :)
XO
Kristin

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Oh, Lauren. . .it's stunning. I am so envious. It really is peaceful and beautiful. Hope you are having a great week!!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Gardening is hard work! Your efforts have really paid off- your backyard looks huge but all that lusciousness is so beautiful to look at!