Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Since summer is now upon us and the temperature's are rising. I thought I'd share just a few photo's of my backyard. A few weeks ago we planted the final 'Aspen' trees ...5 more to be exact. That brings our total Aspen in the backyard to 12. We also added a nectarine tree, and transplanted two lilac bushes. I can now officially say that our backyard is done! No more planting's done's complete's devine!

Next spring we start adding to the front yard ...but that's another story!

This is an old copper fire pit which didn't seem to ever be used anymore. So ....a few holes in the bottom, a bit of dirt and behold ...a beautiful new planter for the patio. I love using small pinecones to accent the planters.

And ....what garden would be without Marigolds? The are so vibrant and a good summer staple!

And ...what garden would be without a cat! This is Miss Lilly ...she loves spending lazy days in the summer sun!

This pretty little thing hangs over the patio table. It's so warm and inviting glowing in the night!

The last of the spring time poppies scattered among the garden.

My 'mushroom' garden you see any little fairies? They usually only play at night!

If you look ever so close, perhaps you'll see a fairy dancing under the glow ball!

And ...finally! This is the beautiful view from my backyard! And ....yes ....that is snow that you see covering the tops of the mountains.

I can't imagine a more beautiful place to be my garden!


Alison Gibbs said...

Lots of pretties in your garden and what a spectacular view of the snow capped mountains

Liz said...

Ok, really? An outdoor chandelier AND a mountain view? I'm totally jealous now. :)

Junie Moon said...

What a lovely post and your view is awesome. And a chandelier--now that's truly a fun and elegant detail!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

WOW! I love your view..It is awe inspiring! Your garden looks wonderful too. We have an old copper firepit, that I plan on turning into a planter too! Your's looks great.

The Decorated House said...

Thanks for posting the beautiful garden and mountain pictures. Not much gardening for me this year so I enjoyed yours even more.

Lea said...

Just lovely! I do see the faeries and I love that mushroom garden, I want to play there! Please pat Miss Lilly for me!

Di Overton said...

How lovely to have a chandelier in your garden

Laura said...

I just love the mushroom garden! I plan on making one with Isabella and Gianna when they are a bit older. After all, we have to worry about making nice homes for fairies too!

LOVE the chandelier outside! What a beautiful idea! I would LOVE to see it glowing just as the sun is going down, I bet it's a bit of heaven out there!

Laura B.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Looks like Summer suits your garden well!


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Looks beautiful to me! That chandelier really adds some bling, love it! Great view!

Ruth Welter said...

Your view is inspiring Alice...just lovely. I agree that Marigolds are so lovely. I haven't had them in years but I love them.

Kathleen Grace said...

Your yard is just gorgeous, and the view of the mountains...amazing.