Welcome to Wonderland

I was never a big fan of Alice, but I adore the idea of Wonderland. I’ve always loved spending time outside. Now my backyard is my own personal oasis, a safe space for me to relax after a long day, to drink coffee every morning, to entertain my friends, to harvest the literal fruits of my labor,…

New Flagstone Garden Path

My flagstone patio has always seemed a little random. Why? Because it’s not connected to anything. I haven’t used it as much as I would like because you have to walk through the grass to get to it. Ladies in heels don’t appreciate that when they come over, especially if it’s been raining. I decided to…

In the Garden: Flagstone Patio

I love to be outside. One of the most exciting perks of owning a house is the freedom to landscape and hard scape as you see fit. When I bought my house three years ago, the backyard consisted of a covered patio, grass, and a fence. Now my backyard is my private oasis, my daily…

Garden Update: August

My Summer vegetable garden is nearly spent. Soon I’ll pull up the plants and refill the garden with cool weather goodies such as beets, potatoes, and peas. In the meantime, here’s an update on some of my favorite plants: Pin with me!

Grapevine Addition

I brought grapevines home from East Texas a month ago and finally added them to my patio. I think they complement the Japanese Yew and Sky Pencils nicely. (Please forgive the ugly patch of dead grass in this photo. I just sprinkled on grass seed.) I laughed so hard when my Mom first referred to one…