it’s friday! and we all know what that means. time to relax, unwind and catch our breath if only for a moment. oscar is ready to
patrol roam his yard and mr. style is right behind him snapping pics.
i’ll be your tour guide today to point out our progress thus far with our yard. since the temps are flirting with ninety, i grabbed a pair of scalloped shorts and linen top from Boden to keep me cool. and dusted off my jack rogers sandals. if you need a summer refresh, Boden has some adorable shirts and blouses. take a peek.
last year we removed a tree from our backyard to provide more sunshine to help our grass grow. this year it looks as if we’ll take down two more. after that task is completed, we’ll finally tackle our landscape. in the meantime, plants are hung to attract hummingbirds and butterflies and bird feeders are scattered around the yard to keep the squirrels and birds happy. but gosh darn it i wish those squirrels would let the birds have all the fun.
here’s a little herb garden i created last summer. bee balm, italian parsley, parsley, rosemary, thyme, and lavender are all growing in harmony.
one of my favorites – lamb’s ear – this is the giant variety. it’s already doubled in size from last year.
another view of the herb garden and a cute sprinkler from Lowes.
the sectional also has a summer refresh with chambray pillows from Ralph Lauren.
miss ollie loves to lounge on the cool glass table.
our window boxes are filling in nicely.
this year we added a green rocker from Grandin Road for contrast. now when our kiddos are home at the same time, there’s no fighting over who gets what. funny how being around your parents reverts your behavior to childhood.
our malcho fern is growing nicely.
and the boston fern too!
mr.style found this cute, cute, cute, planter at T.J. Maxx.
i wasn’t joking about the temps!
basil, rosemary, and thyme on our front porch. just in case i’m too lazy to walk down to the herb garden…
this is the first year i’ve seen this many blooms on our hydrangea. recently, we planted three more hydrangeas right beside this one.
carolina jessamine that will grow up and over the banister. when it blooms, there will be a lovely fragrance hanging in the summer air.
an outdoor chandelier was a new addition this year. led or real candles can be used. i’m guessing mr. style prefers led. either way i love the ambiance it creates at night for an al fresco dinner.