Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Show and Tell Tuesday

Linking up with Andrea for Show and Tell Tuesday.

Today's topic is our yard.

Our yard is not that impressive.  It is a work in progress.  I have never been a gardener, and it is unlikely I ever will be, but our yard will come together in the years to come.  We are still figuring out which parts of our yard get sun.  We are also working with what the previous owners left us, which wasn't much.  Another caveat for the photos below is that we have had a pile of rain over the past couple of weeks.  We need some hot weather to really bring things back around.

Dave took this picture of a woodpecker on our fence a couple of weeks ago.

Our back garden.  A good example of plants that are waterlogged and need some sun, not sure if they will ever get enough, there is a lot of shade back here.

Our little dory whirligig.

This flowering tree was in bloom after we returned from our vacation this week.

Looking across the backyard.

This is from a couple of weeks ago after we did our planting and it was sunny.

Our herb/rock garden in the front of the house.  This is working out pretty well so far.  We always like to have fresh herbs in the summer.  We have basil, mint, chives, cilantro, and rosemary.

Our urns with some colourful arrangements.

We have several of these plants in the front garden among the lily of the valley.  We ripped up some of the lily of the valley and will eventually rip out more.  They are okay but we don't want that many.

Window box on the front part of the porch.

We moved the Jesus tree outside for the summer

Front steps

Back to the backyard with the trucks and Dave's new rock wall. 

This is E's treehouse.  It could use some work, but it is safe and a great addition to playtime.  

I also got a hammock for my birthday last week.  I am excited to relax there with a book this summer. 

Thank you for stopping by for the link up, or otherwise.


  1. I really like the set up of the herb garden! The front flowers look lovely and will fill out nicely. John says fertilize every 10 days....but I think you guys do that. Nice to see the whirligig amongst the flowers out back. Good job on the rock wall, too.

  2. My kiddos would kill for a tree house! :) I like the herb garden and how it is set up.

  3. What a great idea to have the pots on the rocks!

  4. So pretty!!! And I love all the trucks around ;)
    Thanks so much for linking up! :)

  5. Your herb garden and front steps are beautiful! They have a lot of character.