Welcome to my garden tour! I'm joining The Preacher's Wife for a garden party today, so be sure and go by and check out more beautiful gardens from her links. Come along and see what's blooming in my yard or has been blooming recently. Wouldn't it be nice if these blooms stayed around for much longer? I wish!
Hibiscus is just peeking their heads out to the sun. These are such huge blooms.
The Endless Summer hydrangeas that you'll see below were so pretty, I had to bring some in to put in a vase to enjoy.
So pretty! Dayliles blooming in my garden...
Fills this whole corner bed going in the backyard gate, underplanted with hostas & pink impatience.
Wave petunias are growing like crazy in this basket.
Little bunny tucked amoung the shrubs. This little green shrub is a Wheeler's Dwarf Japanese Mock Orange and they've done well for me too.
Blue Scabiosa pincushion perennials are busting out too.
A newly found rusty butterfly that came from a yardsale for $2 now flies in my backyard.
This is the spirea again. These are some new dianthus that I just planted this year and they are blooming like crazy now. Close-up of the blue pincushion Scabiosa. And that brings me back to the teak furniture I bought at the recent yardsale. Remember how it looked when I brought it home?
Spending some time with a pressure washer has really improved the looks a lot. It's not perfect, but it's a lot better than it was. I'll be adding some teak oil or something like that to help preserve the color and keep it looking better. I really don't hate the gray color, that just looks beachy to me, but I'll try to keep it looking good. I think the blotchiness on the table top was from the previous owner adding poly that didn't all come off.
I'm still very happy with this yardsale find at $20, can't beat it! I've been a busy girl sewing (yes, me sewing!) some cushions for my chairs and swing and I'll be showing the whole patio next week in all its beautiful glory. We sure are loving it out here!
And, for those of you who were concerned about the drainspout under the deck....I found this concrete rain catcher for $2.50 at a home store that should keep it all under control. We've had a few rains since I put it in and no problem with the pea gravel at all. I also scrubbed down the brick & got most of the clay stains off using a bottle of bleach water and scrub-brush. I think those bricks at the bottom are actually red in color and not completely stained from clay.