garden update: in bloom

I'm just loving when things come into bloom. My sweet pea, which I had no idea could be a perennial til I stumbled across some incredible variety, just popped with this lovely purple flower.


I love that it's growing like wild but still looks so fragile and delicate.


A view down the bed...


Yes, I need an edger.

And this is my favorite place to hang as the sun goes down...


Not bad for $16.99 chairs from Home Depot.


Still lots of cleanup and seeding and planting to do, but look—no stumps! Last weekend we rented a stump grinder and removed all the stumps (all 21 of them!!) from the right side of the yard. I planted a big classic lilac in the back corner to celebrate. Now I cannot wait for that to fill in, and for spring scents, and next summer's yard to be leaps and bounds better than this one.

11 comments

Comeca Jones said...

Its your relaxing space I love it!

Rene said...

Your garden is beautiful! I remember seeing images from last summer and see how everything you did has paid off. Nice job!

Anonymous said...

It's looking great! Getting a yard into shape is such hard work and you're really on your way. Your shade garden looks wonderful with all the mature hosta! Any astilbe in there? - those are my favorite shade plants.

Anonymous said...

Your garden looks happy & healthy - enjoy!

casey at loft and cottage said...

No astilbe, but I do have some monkshood back there for height.

hollyG said...

That sweet pea is really pretty - enjoy those new blooms. What do you think of those ferns next to your sweet pea? We have them and they are relentless! I don't hate them, I just didn't want them in the area of our yard where they were growing - but they keep coming back!

casey at loft and cottage said...

Oh, Holly, I love the ferns. I don't know why! Something about the texture, I guess. I would love to have even more!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Wow Casey! What a gorgeous yard! Looks like a great place to relax and enjoy the lazy days of summer.

Sarah said...

Awesome, Casey!!! It looks so lush and green and fresh. Holy cow, 21 stumps?! That sounds like a lot of work, congrats on getting it done. I'm so bad at outside stuff, I wish I knew more about landscaping.

Robyn Scott said...

Casey, it looks FABULOUS. ALl your hard work is paying off. Wish I lived closer so I could hang out with you on a regular basis. I think you need to have an al fresco cocktail party... hint, hint. :)

casey at loft and cottage said...

You're right, Robyn. A garden party is long overdue!