Monday, June 15, 2015

June in our Yard

Welcome to our June garden!

This is our third year in this house and the garden is coming into its own.
We made the front flower bed really large and deep and filled it will lots of  layers.
We are so happy with the way it's all doing now.

Our neighbor across the street told me one day that he thought, 
"it was kind of weird to put in such a big bed in the front yard but it sure looks nice". 
That was a sweet compliment because he has a beautiful yard too.



Our beds are mostly filled with perennials and each year we add in a few annuals.
My favorite cheap trick is to include zinnias planted from seeds.


In the backyard we followed the same general ideas.
Our backyard overlooks a greenbelt that gives us so much natural beauty to soak up.


Belle keeps guard over the bunnies and birds.
She's pretty sure they fear her.
They don't. :)


What's the snout?
We have a concrete pig...don't you?


We love our backyard. It's a place of peace and relaxation.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope you are having a wonderful Monday.


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43 comments:

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Stacey, your gardens front and back are gorgeous. Love the pig and Belle is precious. Beautiful pics. They are saying lots of rain on the way here.
Have a nice day. CM

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS Stacey!! I love the layered garden you created in the front of your house!!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your yard Stacey! It is so pretty and filled with so much color! I love zinnias too and had planted them at my old house! I loved cutting them and making bouquets for my home! Have a great week!

Happy@Home said...

June is looking very pretty in your yard, Stacey.
The garden beds you have created are just beautiful and the piggy's snout in your collage made me laugh.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Your yard and gardens are beautiful! I used to have a pig - it was resin. I was going to mosaic it, but I never did. Eventually I sold it in my booth at an antique mall. I miss her, lol

Junkchiccottage said...

Stacey,
Love your gardens both front and back. Gorgeous. My flowers give me peace too. Have a great week.
Kris

Brandi said...

Your yard is so beautiful! I bet you really enjoy it out there.

Amber said...

Stacey - Your gardens are charming and beautiful!

Kelly said...

Your yard is beautiful! It's very manicured and I love all of the flowers in bloom.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH Stacey, your gardens are beautiful! I would love working out there, and just relaxing, too!

Kim said...

I think a large bed is awesome! What a fabulous way to brighten your day, every single time you come home. I love it...and you obviously have a very green thumb. Ps- Pigs are my favorite!!

Barb @ Bella Vista said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Stacey. The colors are so joyful!

Barb

Gwen said...

beautiful gardens!!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Your gardens, front and back, are just stunning! :)

Cozy Little House said...

Love both your front and back yards. I love it when people don't have so much lawn and choose gardens instead.
Brenda

20 North Ora said...

Stacey - Your flower beds are gorgeous!! My dog is named Belle also. She is an Austrian Shepherd and Blue Heeler mix. She too, thinks everyone fears her!! LOL

Judy

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Just lovely Stacey!! Both front and back gardens are amazing. Going back for another , and maybe a few more peeks. We are in the process of redoing our back harden and I can use the inspiration.
Happy new week!
Hugs, Gee

Kathleen Grace said...

I don't have a concrete pig...but I wish I did! Your gardens are spectacular!

Nancy's Notes said...

Stacy, what a glorious front garden and the back is just beautiful too! Nothing like having a wonderful place to relax and enjoy! Love the zinnia idea!
Nancy

Lynda Brandly said...

Stacey, your gardens are beautiful!

The Long Awaited Home said...

I am really envious of these flower beds. I've been working on mine for 3 years and I think it will be another 30 to look like yours!
Gloria

Julie Lilacs and Longhorns said...

Oh Stacey, your yard is so beautiful! I need you to come to my house and fix all my mistakes! Love your little concrete pig, too! :)

DD's Cottage said...

Beautiful gardens Stacey-love the layering!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Ha ha! I DO have a concrete pig! He resides by my patio and his name is Wilbur. Original, huh? ;) Beautiful flowers!

handmade by amalia said...

How pretty! You must feel so happy every time you step out the door.
Amalia
xo

Lisa said...

Oh Stacey! Your beds are beautiful! I love all the variations in height and color. Very English country!
PS I need that pig.;-)

Debbie said...

How I miss the zinnias from my Texas years. I've tried those here in the middle of Illinois and always end up with mildew! Your garden is very pretty. I don't have a pig. In fact, there's no room for anything else. :D

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful, Stacey! It looks so lush!

Jane x

Eilis said...

Just beautiful! Our house came with deep beds. Luckily, most of the plants come back each spring, but there are still some gaps. You have inspired me to fill them!
Eilis@MyHeartLivesHere

Mama J said...

Your yard front and back is absolutely stunning! I LOVE all of the flowers!

Mama J said...

Your yard front and back is absolutely stunning! I LOVE all of the flowers!

Liz Hockamier said...

BEAUTIFUL! :)

Love all the flowers and the green... it is so hard to get anything that pretty here in Phx in the summer time. You guys did a great job putting it all together.
~Liz

Slightly Askew Designs said...

GORGEOUS!!! Are you local to me??? If so I need you to come over and give me advice ASAP! hahaha LOVE your deep flower beds! Thanks so much for linking up! :)

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Stacey, I love your garden. It is so beautiful, a joy to look at, and your plants are all doing so well. We are trying hard here in Southern California to have our garden look like it normally does, although our severe drought and watering restrictions have made it a bit difficult. Thank you for sharing your flowers.

Art and Sand said...

No, we have a concrete fish!

Your garden looks lovely.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I have always admired your most beautiful yard!!!

corners of my life said...

Absolutely amazing.
Third year is the charm.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Your yard looks beautiful. It looks like a park! xoox Su

Jaybird said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Perfect piggy too!
Blessings,
J

Patricia Krank said...

Your yard is simply gorgeous Stacey. I have an inspiration picture for my new yard and a plan to follow. It will take a few years to get there though! I can tell you've put a lot of work into getting yours perfected.
Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Patti

Doreen@househoneys said...

I thought everyone had a concrete pig! ;) We do, albeit a LOT smaller than yours.

I like the idea of a large bed and not so much grass. Grass looks nice, but flowers look even nicer.

Stopping by from Brenda's to say 'hi' and have a look around your lovely blog Stacey.

Katie said...

Looks amazing maybe you can give me some tips. I need to start a huge flower garden in my backyard. I have this horrible spot that used to hold a enormous playground. In the future long off future we may add on to our house but for now I want to plant something like your front bed around with a walking path and maybe put another fire pit. What are some plants that do well in heat, and what did you use if you can remember? I love your choices!!

Kiki Nakita said...

Stacey,

Oh, I cannot wait for June to roll around again. Your garden is lovely. I especially love the rose bushes and zinnias.

~Kiki~