Walking In the Yard and a New Project

Happy Tuesday.  I'm linking up today with Ms. Jean for Bloomin' Tuesday. :)
We've been spending the evenings and mornings out in the yard. It's pretty hot here already!
Fortunately, it keeps raining and that's what we need to have beautiful plants and flowers.

We have happy hostas all over the yard.
I didn't get a picture of it but the moss that grows on the boulders is gorgeous!

The nandinas all have these flowery things on them. Honestly, I don't know if that's flowers or the start of berries. Whatever it is..it's gorgeous.

Just a pretty pot at the edge of the pond.

You know I'm partial to this pathway.
 The new path on the other side of the yard is coming along nicely too.  The pennywort is taking off.

What? You've never seen red gummy soil? Well that's what we have here.
Took me forever to get used to it. It's not very pretty but it's fertile.

This is a new bed going in behind the house. It's the sunniest spot in the yard and will still only get about 1/2 day of sun.  Hubby would like for us to have it planted by the time he lands back here on Friday. Can we do it? Sure!!

Yesterday son #2 said, "You know, really, our yard is kind of epic." Not a bad compliment coming from an 18 year old guy. :)


  1. Oh yes that red dirt...was looking at our vegetable garden last evening at the contrast between the green veggies and the red dirt...pretty in an Oklahoma sort of way.

    What kind of plants are going in the new flower bed.

    Love your music too!

  2. Smart boy, and I would have to agree Stacey. Your yard is a total oasis, like something out of a magazine. I bet if you sent pictures you would get featured! I love spending time out back here too. It's my little slice of heaven. I just picked up a chimenea from CL. I can't wait to start using it.

  3. Hi Stacey! I love your yard and that path looks rather magical! When I was a little girl growing up in Alabama - we had some clay soil and I always play with it and made dishes! I'd mold them with my tiny little hands and then sit them out in the sun to dry and then play with them. Stacey, I hadn't thought of that in years! Thanks for the memories!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. I love garden paths. My hubby is out of town until Friday, as well.
    Must be the week.

    Becky K.

  5. Beautiful plants! I also love your paths...can't wait to see your newly planted flower bed!

  6. We are finally starting to put flower beds around the pool we put in two years ago! Neithr of us can do the work though so we're hiring a neighbor boy to be the muscle! I wish it was moving along as fast as yours! Cute comment from your son!

    I'm still deciding on and packing things for the giveaway!

  7. It's all beautiful, especially your son's comment!


  8. Good Morning, Stacey! You are envious of my crochet skills and I am envious of your yard! It is so pretty and I know it gives you a lot of enjoyment. Thank you for the 'award':) Have a nice day! Twyla

  9. Wow Stacey! I am always impressed with the beauty of your garden! It really is "EPIC"! Everything is just stunning...so green and lush! I must confess I am a lttle jealous;)! Can't wait to see the finished new project!

    Have a wonderful day sweet friend!

  10. That is some red dirt! Can't wait to see what you plant in the new bed. Always exciting creating more planting space in the garden. :)

  11. I always LOVE seeing your yard. I want to know HOW you are getting rain and we haven't had ANY....well, except for one downpour about two weeks ago. It has just been SUNNY and HOT. You have a great hubby like mine to dig your beds for you. Can't wait to see what you plant. My Knockout Roses (in my new bed) are going WILD and already getting HUGE.

  12. Your garden is beautiful! Love the walkway. And I'm going to check back and see how the planting goes! :-D ~~Rhonda :)

  13. Love all your photo's of your yard. The red dirt is really red! I love the pictures of all your plants agains the fence - nicely done! Paula in Idaho

  14. What a lovely walkway! Perfect! I'm glad your red dirt is at least good dirt. Looking forward to seeing more of your bloomers. Tahnks for joining the tour! Jean

  15. Stacey, what a beautiful yard and flowers. You have the same red clay and about the same amount of sun in one spot. I bet that bed will look great.

  16. Girl, your yard is so beautiful! #2 Son was right-on with his description.:) Your green thumb really shows!
    PS Thanks a bunch for putting Major Pettigrew on your sidebar.

  17. Hi Stacey! You already know I love love your pond area - your yard is gorgeous and I too love that path! When I moved South from New England and tried gardening for the first time I nearly died! Although everything seems to grow great in that red stuff I equate it to gardening in "doggy doo-doo" especially when it gets wet!!!lol But if it isn't moist its like digging in concrete!lol Well its working for you and your yard!!!! Take care - Sincerely, Jeannette

  18. Stacey you entire yard is gorgeous! I can't wait to see the new bed. :)

  19. I love your yard! I love paths....we plan on putting some in our backyard....someday -lol.

    We have red clay here in NC....my other house had lots of it. This house doesn't thank goodness. The clay was not at all fertile!

  20. Epic indeed! Gotta love it when our son's surprise us with comment like that. I love looking at the photos of your yard, your path is similar to mine only larger scale. Lots of work with lots of days and nights of enjoyment! Good work :-)
    Hope you get a chance to check out my blog as I recently posted a story about my backyard.
    Off to water the plants, Have a blessed day!

  21. How nice for you to have a son to help you while your husband is gone. You two will continue creating a masterpiece that people like me deeply admire. Looking forward to seeing the finished flower garden.

  22. Hi Stacey,
    Your yard is gorgeous!!! And I love what your son #2 said! :)
    Have a great week,

  23. Hi Stacey,
    Your soil looks pretty to me, almost as pretty as the flowers. I love dirt!

    Thanks for your nice comment on my post.

  24. Stacey, that pathway looks like it is beckoning a garden visitor to walk down it. Everything is looking so pretty. I look forward to seeing your new flower bed all planted and pretty. laurie

  25. Wow that is some red dirt! Have fun working on your flower beds. I need to add one in my yard too but it is just way too hot here already. Maybe in the fall~

  26. Oh Stacey,

    Your yard is epic... and pretty. I put new beds in the fall. You do the really hard work... in the spring. But what a beautiful tribute to your hard work.


  27. Hey Stacey; thanks for stopping by today! No, the shoes didn't hurt and I believe it was because as you can see the sole under the toe was high as well. Oh, but weren't they darling!!! At my age I'm sure I would have broken my neck had I bought them....lol!!!

    Love your yard and especially your pathway. Stop by again!

  28. Thank you for stopping by my blog! And I just LOVE your yard and am having such fun looking around your blog! I have almost the same identical red sofa in my living room! It was my mothers many moons ago and i had it reupolstered in a deep red matelasse! I'm your newest follower! :)

  29. Hi Stacey, just beautiful. There is something about digging in the dirt, isn't there? Sounds odd...but it is healing to me.

    Thanks for telling Kristi about the Rooster Party. You are a sweet lady!

    Barb ♥

  30. Hi Stacey.

    Oh goodness - how special to have an "epic" garden project. Your red soil looks so much like the soil in Georgia. I love your new curved flower bed - can't wait to see what it will look like planted.


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