A Few Patio Updates

This time of year we spend most of our time outside...
grilling, working in the yard, or just hanging out.

I absolutely love spring time and The Mister has really made our garden lush and inviting.

We undertook a few new projects and made some additions, big and small.

The first thing that we did this year was add to our existing pea gravel and flagstone patio.
We decided that we wanted to have a spot for our little glass topped table out in the yard.

I really like how it turned out and it gives us even more entertaining area.

We also removed a bed of azaleas around our huge River Birch tree and replaced them with 
The Mister's Buddha Bed.

We are beyond excited with the end result of this bed.

We have 3 different varieties of Japanese Maples (Tamukeyama, Crimson Queen, and Waterfall) and a Traveller Weeping Redbud tree.
We also added perennials and lots of color.

This fish fountain (originally from my Mother-In-Law's backyard) adds a perfect spot of color and provides a habitat for a wide variety of visitors.

Irises, umbrella plant, and potted herbs.

We made a few changes on the covered patio area including a new-to-us glider, a new chair and ottoman, and some peacock blue cushions.

I'm seriously in love with the color.

Everything is really starting to grow and bloom,
really making me want to be outside more and more.

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  1. Wow, everything looks amazing! Love all the different seating areas. And you know I love me some plants. Gorgeous!

  2. Your backyard looks so inviting! I'd like to have one of those margaritas right there. I love the sugar kettle with fish fountain. xo

  3. Sabrina, your patio looks amazing! Love the flagstone and pea gravel. We want to do this out under the shade tree, where the grass doesn't want to grow. Any tips for completing this project? It's next on our "to do" list. Your patio feels so serene. I could sit out there for hours!

  4. Good Evening Sabrina, Oh no, I left a comment, I pressed publish and I had a note to say there was a problem, so I do hope I have not repeated myself.... apologies if I have.
    I love your garden, you have created such a beautiful sitting area, with so many interesting plants. I love your ceramic fish, it is absolutely fabulous. Don't you find, that just a little water in the garden attracts wild life, which are so wonderful to watch.
    I have enjoyed my visit, so I have become a new follower via Google +. I look forward to reading your other posts.
    Best wishes to you from England.


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