A New Rockin' Patio and A Tour

My very green-thumbed husband actually went along with my latest idea to expand our outdoor living area.  I suggested that we connect our vegetable garden area with our patio.  He said--"That's a good idea" and off we went.  I was shocked because it definitely involved a lot of back breaking work.  He's pretty awesome, though.  So instead of blogging, cooking, or cleaning the house this week---we did this.

Here is the area before, not bad--

Our vegetable gardens are connected to our patio via a few pieces of flagstone.  We really liked how the flagstone looked and decided that it may be a good idea to add a few more pieces, so we went here--

A little over 2,000 pounds of flagstone and 18 cubic feet of pea gravel later, we got this---

I think that the new patio turned out great.  Here it is connected to our existing patio---We had this patio built about 9 years ago.  The landscaping is an ever evolving process.

My husband's new project is an assortment of air plants--"Tillandsia".  These are really neat.

I'm linked up with--

The Lettered Cottage


  1. It looks absolutely gorgeous! Definitely garden party time.

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  3. oh i love that patio area!! well done! we're just i the middle of doing lots of planting and redoing in our back yard (first year in this house in the spring). i also have air plants and i love them!! killed a few cause i wasn't caring for them right, but i have it figured out now!

  4. Thank you for stopping by today and for the sweet comment too! BTW, your new outdoor space addition is FABULOUS! I wanna meet you there for a nice glass of pinot. oh, and happy belated birthday! happy easter! xoxo shelli

  5. Wow...I am SO impressed with your outdoor living looks AWESOME!!! Great job...hope you enjoy it over the next several months and then some! :)

  6. Thank you all so much for the sweet comments!!

  7. That looks great! I was looking for some ideas to connect our deck to area to another area of our yard...this might work. Great job!

  8. This is beautiful! Nice job!

  9. WOW So nice! I love the colors! THanks for sharing at NOBH!

  10. This took my breath away. It's beautiful. Found you at Centsational Girl. Thanks for sharing!

  11. This is so beautiful! I found you over on the Blog Links blog hop. Such a nice blog!
    -Robyn from

  12. I love your addition to the patio with the Flagstone and pea pebbles, I was just searching the web for this idea and have a question for you. Did you just placed the flagstones in the ground or did you used any paver adhesive for those?
    Thanks and congratulations you have a beautiful home!


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