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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Side Yard and Pond Area






Linking up this week with
Welcome to our Pond and Side yard area. This is the entrance from the back yard. I tis also off the Livinf Room area in the house. Several years ago this was all grass. The tree got bigger and the grass died. So we decided to put in a retreat of sorts for our dad. We are self employed and he works long hours. we wanted to have a beautiful relazing place for him to be able to spend some time at the end of the day -

It is lovely out here.
There are four quads and the pond area. Each quad is like it's own little garden area. It is all shade garden. These are the hammock and bench quads.

The tree has lights in it and this light has Chirstmas lights in it and when we plug in at night it glows - it is lovely!This is the bench quad - I saw the bench on Tootsies blog and had a bench that wasn't able to be sat in so it turned into a planter like her's. I still want to get more do=da's for it. But it looks awesome and the plants are starting to fill in.
This is the pond area - it is directly to the east of the bench above. I haven't cleaned out the pond yet because it has been too cold - hopefully this week it will be warm enough to do that. A cozy chair and a book are all you need out here! The music that plays when you first come into this blog is how it sounds out there. It is heavenly!This is the top of the pond at the waterfall beginning. The little shelf above the star hold my shovel and other equpiment I need.
When you turn around you see the patio
This is on the side wall - the broken rake holds all the watering supplies. The wreath is the one I made out of the old hose and the bird nest was just vacated by the baby birds and mom. This is the planter on the north side. It has been really cold here (froze my beans last week!) so flowers aren't very lush yet. I will post a pix when these get fuller.
This is looking back towards the back yard This is the view from the living room door. We spend lots of evenings out here with the lights on and the fireplace burning. There are more pots that I will show when they are filling in.

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I am thankful this week for our freedom - we are so blessed - may we do what we need to do to keep that priviledge.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week.

19 comments:

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Paula. It looks like such a peaceful and cool place to hang out in and relax. Hey, I love the hose wreath.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Everything looks so green and lush. The hammock looks very inviting, too. Read your previous post about comfrey tea; I will be reading up on that, as I've never heard of it before; thanks for that info.

perennialgardener said...

What a nice place to sit & relax at the end of a hard day. The sound of water is always soothing and who doesn't love the idea of kicking back in a hammock. :)

Suzanne said...

So pretty. It all looks so lush and cool!

Tracy said...

Great area - it looks wonderful! It must look fantastic at night with the lights on and the fire going. Ouch - where are you located that you're still getting freezes?

Heather said...

Really lovely. Your hostas are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing...
Over from Jami's gaden party:)

Olga said...

Wonderful place to relax. I always wanted to have a hammock, but I don't have space for it.

Jean said...

Beautiful shady area to relax in. Jean

bettyl said...

Looks like such a lovely spot for a bit of contemplation. It's charming.

Tosha said...

what a beautiful space! We have a hammock too, but it isn't in as a cozy place as yours!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh my! I loved the tour of your yard. How lovely. My backyard is very shaded and this gave me lots of inspiration. So pretty, really. Love all the hostas.

debiclegg said...

Your garden looks so peaceful and inviting. I can't imagine the hours your must spent to get it this way but it is obvious your hard work has paid off.

Followed you here from TGP

Ott, A. said...

Just stoppin' by from TGP. If I had a hammock like yours I wouldn't get anything done, as I would spend my entire day there. Your pond looks lovely as well.

Jami said...

Wow, you've left no stone unturned. :-) I'd love to come and relax there with you, it's so inviting! Thanks so much for sharing this at the TGP!

The Blackwood Cottage said...

I would love to spend the day in at your pond! Seriously, I could read and crochet all day right there!!!
Machelle

LC said...

My goodness you've got a lot of beautiful things happening on that property! I was just thinking this morning that I have a double hammock we purchased in Cancun three years ago and it isn't up yet... today would be the perfect day to be in a hammock, and yours has given me the nudge I need to get it hung! Larry

Angel said...

What a Great area Paula, & so many Wonderful ideas!! It must really be magical sitting out there at night with all the pretty little lights :)
Enjoy your 4th of July ~

Beth said...

I love your yard! Looks like you have several great areas to sit and relax!
Blessings, Beth

Sharon@Keeninspirations said...

Your gardens are just gorgeous!!!
I am passing on an award to you...you may pick it up on my blog! Enjoy your week!
Sharon

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