Hello everyone! Real life kept interrupting my efforts to blog this week. I had four migraines, a photography class and a night at the theater. Let me tell you the theater was much more fun than the migraines.
Friday brought no obligations nor headaches, only beautiful weather and the need to start sprucing up my back yard and patios. It all started with a trip to Lowes and two different Home Depots to find all the plants I was looking for. Not only did I buy the garden standard Sweet Alyssum and Lobelia but I finally found a hardenbergia vine and a few yellow Ranunculus. I also purchased a Jasmine vine, and a dozen Marigolds.
Zoey was pretty happy to see all the flowers, she loves it when I work in the yard.
So after all the planting I decided to rearrange some of the patio furniture.
Right out side our family room is the “formal” patio. We moved these comfortable rocking chair here because of the view out to the yard and pool.
Next I moved our massive man BBQ around to the side of the house and the freed up a nice corner for our bistro table and chairs.
Moving the BBQ also freed up some room for a sweet little vignette just outside the sliding glass door.
Around the corner from the covered patio is a area just perfect for a few chairs. It is usually the coolest area in the yard so we often sit there when the days turn warm.
Even Zoey likes it.
The final “porch” area is right outside our master bedroom.
This area is not covered so we have purchased an umbrella to give us the shade we need. This is one of my favorite places to do a little blogging.
It is been a really long time since I got a good shot of Bella so here she is. I know that this post is about the patio but I got got such a such a great picture of her I just had to included her. And she is sitting on the patio.
While I was arranging and rearranging I noticed just a few things that I want to change. Surprise, is anything every final at your house? Not here at my house.
Now that I have the table and chairs in this corner I want to find something the cover up the light switches and something to add height to the area behind the table.
This is the pergola behind our pool. I hung a chandelier above the table but you can’t see it. It just blends right into the background. And I think it is a bit small. So I picked up a larger chandelier at GW. Now all I have to do is decide on a color that will go with the flowers in the yard and can be seen from the house.
What color you do suggest?
Thank you so much touring my patios.
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