I’m very excited to share this post with you today because I’m always so inspired when I visit these friends. They live nearby, and they don’t live in a land of making do. They have what I call a regular yard.
Do you know what I mean by regular? It’s a yard that may be like yours – a normal size, not acres where you have to try to draw interest everywhere.
Just out their back door is a fenced area that contains their deck and an English garden filled with color.
These friends have packed their yard with lots of eye candy! Let’s have a closer look.
This garden grew over time…little by little…inch by inch. I still can’t say it was a cinch, though. The bird house looking over the garden is icing on the cake – or the pièce de résistance!
Even the spent blooms have color with the red cage to the right. What a great way to camouflage dead blooms!
A neighbor shared this spike-y plant a few years back and is said to have the most wonderful scent during its blooming season. My friend called it a cinnamon plant.
I found no information on-line for this “cinnamon” plant. The true name might be a better source for information. Anyone know another name for it?
All around the perennial garden border, plantings camouflage the chain-link fence.
And more Day Lilies.
And another all alone.
On the deck, there are fun places to sit. These vintage gliders bring back memories, don’t they? I love how they improvised with existing colorful lounge-chair padding for cushions.
I just realized I have many more pictures to share – too many for one post.
I’m sorry to stop here, but I’ll give you a peek at what’s coming when we visit the outer fence next time – just beyond this inner fence gate.
I can hardly wait to show you the rest of it next week! Did you enjoy what you’ve seen already?
Wouldn’t you love a garden like theirs to magically appear in your yard? (Haha…me, too!)