the backyard is open for summer

  1. SUSAN BLAKEY says:

    Oh, I love a yard makeover! The space looks so lush and inviting. I’m sure it will get lots of use and enjoyment!

  2. Sanet Blignaut says:

    Thank you for sharing. What a beautiful oasis. Enjoy!

  3. Penny says:

    So lovely and peaceful looking. Enjoy.

  4. Kris says:

    Your landscaping is looking fantastic!
    The before, during and after shots are great. Isn’t it amazing how small the original plantings are and how they fill out with time? Luv the flagstone!
    On another note, I just wanted to thank you for some of your helpful posts. Last year you featured a woven belt from Anthropology and I ordered it. I had to wait until fall to get it (out of stock in July) but it was worth the wait! It’s a great outfit completer. Makes the simplest summer outfit interesting. Also bought the black Banana Republic polo last year. Luv it too. Thanks for all your great posts.

  5. Your backyard is just gorgeous! You are so blessed. Wanted to order the cherry print blouse but is old sold in anything but the small. I do like the pink print also and might have to order in my size of medium.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      the cherry print is sold out but another print that’s just as cute is still available. don’t worry as Anthro trots out this style every year. different prints same blouse.

  6. Marcie says:

    Lovely make over of your back yard. Such great seating areas for gathering. Your style shows in the landscaping and the beautiful plants. Fun activities and cute decorations. Enjoy!

  7. Gretchen says:

    Your backyard is beautiful! I miss your daughter-in-law’s weekly recipes. Will she return?

  8. Dottie Willard says:

    Your backyard looks amazing! Such a transformation! Enjoy!

  9. Julie says:

    Oh Beth, your back yard is just beautiful. It is the perfect oasis for hot summer days and evenings. Well done!


  10. Joy says:

    The yard is amazing- so good for people, pets, and nature!

  11. Cheryl says:

    What a beautiful backyard! And now’s the time to enjoy it.

  12. Chris says:

    WOW! That was a lot of work! But it turned out SO BEAUTIFUL!! Bravo to your designer too! What a peaceful retreat. And how clever to use the area under the rear porch as a “working” shed!! Love, love, love!

  13. Eve says:

    It’s so inviting. Does Oscar like it? Dogs love new things but cats not so much.
    I remember back in the late sixties, summertime always brought out the strawberry and cherry prints. This is a pretty top and you look great in it.

  14. Suzanne says:

    Just beautiful! What a lovely space to relax and enjoy a meal with family and friends.

  15. Sue says:

    It all looks absolutely fantastic. I love the terracotta frog prince!

  16. Nancy says:

    Love your backyard! What a luxury to hire a landscape architect. Wish I lived near you, I’d hire yours! Great post. Enjoy your backyard oasis!

  17. Julie Mycock says:

    Hi Beth, thank you for sharing with everyone, its so beautiful and looks really peaceful and inviting and I’m sure you and your family with get a lot of enjoyment from it, Mr Style would love it xoxo

  18. Vikki Andrews says:

    Beautiful but be very careful walking on the stone walkway when wet. You will slip and fall.

    A better option would have been pavers for safety reasons.

    Living in Florida had taught us many things.

    But you are beautiful as always and your backyard is very welcoming.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      thanks for sharing. there was already a flagstone patio in place so we went with flagstone to tie the two areas together. honestly, i’ve never had a problem with the flagstone becoming too slippery. but we did have a wood walkway that was a death trap!

  19. Helen Smithers says:

    Hi Beth,
    Congratulations! Love the way separate spaces have been created. Good luck with bringing in the birds. They are always fun to watch.

  20. Debra Peal says:

    Does the Anthropology blouse run true to size?

  21. Katherine says:

    Hi Beth,
    Oh wow, what a huge transformation. I really like the design and the curves, that offers such a great free flow.
    Please give yourself a HUGE pat on the back. Your yard looks pretty big. Thank goodness you have a good feel for the garden. Your vision is so right on. It’s amazing how adding, trees, bushes and flowers and baskets of flowers add so much beauty to a garden.
    Enjoy and be happy.

  22. Joanie says:

    Hi Beth, Thanks for sharing your backyard transformation. It is truly lovely. I imagine you love spending time out there. I like seeing the before and after photos. Your outfit looks cool and chic. Beautiful!

  23. Mary says:

    Beautiful backyard, Beth!

  24. Janice L Lavoie says:

    Your backyard made me smile, the plants look so happy. I like that you had the fence painted to blend in and not stick out, it fades into the back ground. Just bought the grill for my son, it was right up his alley.

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