Friday, June 15, 2012

Our Garden Rewards Us


If you have been following along with our house progress over the years, you understand it is and will be an ongoing project for....forever. One thing that has been the most enjoyable to us has been the garden. There is nothing quite like planting things and watching them turn into a lovely garden.

I posted about this bit of side garden awhile back HERE. And it looked like this......


Tim made concrete stepping stones and we filled in with baby tears moss and ferns. It is pretty shady most of the time, so a shade garden was perfect. 


The neighbor has been kind enough to let his creeping fig climb over to our side, as well as his jasmine, so now we have a little oasis on the side of the house. It is so nice to be able to look out from my office down the stairs and see green....


Another of my favorite things are the Blueberry bushes we planted a couple of years ago. This year is our first harvest and I get to go out every morning and pick fresh blueberries for breakfast. There is nothing quite like that kind of satisfaction. I have picked off all of the ripe ones but there will be more soon......


Here is breakfast....


I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!





15 comments:

Carolyn said...

I love this- how hard is it to make your own concrete stepping stones? We need to do this!

katiedid said...

Hi Carolyn!
It is really not hard to make the stepping stones. Just make a wood form out of 2x4's. We made a couple and just used them over and over. You dig a couple of inches into the dirt and place the form into the recessed area and then pour your concrete into the form. After things settle a little, you have your kids and/or dogs press their hand or paw prints into the concrete like Grauman's Chinese Theater! Or not....it is up to you. ;)

sjr said...

absolutely gorgeous and an amazing transformation, it has motivated me to work on my shady side yard.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Katie- It's all beautiful, I love seeing the transformation!!

Merlin said...

Ooooh, I must get some blueberry bushes!!! Nice job!! franki

MJH Design Arts said...

It's wonderful to see your vision become reality--and it is gorgeous. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

When I bought my house in 1988, one little strand of creeping fig had crept over the pink block wall from my neighbor. Today it covers all 3 walls and with help from me in the form of a few fill in plants, it looks like a wonderful hedge. So much better than the pink block wall. Now a yard that was mostly concrete and swimming pool is a wonderful garden oasis with a kitchen garden, fountains, rose garden and outdoor living and dining room, and I love it. It's the best part of my house.

katiedid said...

Dear Anon,
It sounds wonderful!I would live there all of the time. :)

Claudia Juestel said...

What a beautiful and fruitful transformation Katie! Congratulations on another job well done!

Cheers,

Claudia

cindy hattersley said...

Katie

I have so enjoyed seeing your garden progress. It is just lovely. We are getting ready to tackle your fountain project at our lake home! I did a post about it awhile back. Fingers crossed that we don't screw it up!

vicki archer said...

Your side garden looks wonderful Katie... how a little green can transform and makes us smile... Happy weekend... xv

5th and State said...

this landscape designer says BRAVO! absolutely lovely katie
xo
debra

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love your little paradise that you have created!

Kyla said...

I really enjoyed this process of seeing your garden transform. I also loved the idea of planting blueberries. Such a wonderful fruit.

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What an amazing garden!Just gorgeous!