Come Visit Our Backyard Oasis!

June 17, 2019

A few years ago, my husband became interested in gardening. Since then, he’s spent hours every weekend working/playing in our yard, turning it into an oasis. He plants mostly perennials, growing most things from cuttings neighbors have shared with him, or that he’s taken himself. Two winters ago, we had several hard freezes, and I wondered what that would do to the yard. As you will soon see, it came back better than ever.

Today, I thought I’d share some photos of his handiwork (click on the photo to enlarge it):

One of my favorite simple pleasures, when it’s not too hot, is to sit in one of our Adirondack chairs and watch the butterflies and birds. 

I also love to take pictures of the flowers.

Coral bush

Coral bush flower 

Angel wing begonia

This is just one small way my husband makes my life beautiful—and I’m grateful to him for it, and many other things.

Have a beautiful Monday!

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  1. Ah Kathy your hubby certainly knows how to garden. Your flowers are just gorgeous. Everything looks so lush in spite of the heat. So glad you shared your beautiful place to relax. Have a great week.

    1. Thanks, Debbie. It's definitely at its most lush right now, too, as we've started to get the summer afternoon rains. Hope you have a great week, too.