The middle of May is my favorite time of the year in our garden. It seems as if everything comes into bloom and it is alive with butterflies and hummingbirds. I get so excited about all of the new growth and the reemergence of our beautiful flowers, I can’t help but share it. With that in mind, last week I snapped some pictures of my favorite areas of the yard so I could give you all a tour of our country garden in full bloom.
Our kitchen door is surrounded this year by trailing garden roses. We planted these last spring and they came into full bloom this year. A pair of cement pots filled with Dusty Miller flank the door.
Just outside the kitchen door is our alfresco dining table. It has a concrete top, so it can withstand the elements and the teak chairs have grown more rustic and weathered in the past years.
Just on the other side of the dining area is our newly decorated outdoor room.
Beyond the dining table is a garden path that contains all of my favorite blooms. White iceberg roses, foxtail, and delphinium are in abundant supply. The hydrangea has not bloomed yet, but should be appearing any day now!
At the end of the path is an archway of wisteria, leading to the master bedroom porch. When this blooms, the fragrance is intoxicating!
I refreshed the containers sitting on the steps of this porch and paired them with my favorite lanterns.
This old wheelbarrow had been neglected in a planter bed for a couple of years, so I cleaned it up, moved it onto the grass next to the porch steps and replanted it.
At the back of the yard, sits the horse barn that Beau and Whiskey call home. We have riding trails just behind our yard, so it is easy to get “the boys” out for regular rides.
Whiskey is always curious when I am in the yard with my camera!
Looking back at the house from the barn, you can see the back patio and a glimpse of the stone cottage that has become my workshop and floral studio.
A stone path through the grass leads to the cottage.
French doors open out onto a small patio that is a lovely place for a morning coffee.
A Dutch door just around the corner leads into the cottage where I spend many hours playing with floral arrangements or working on projects. You can tour my flower studio by clicking HERE.
I’ve set up a small potting bench just outside the door for all of my outside planting and containers.
And down a small pathway, I have created a cutting garden in the raised flower bed where we used to plant our vegetable garden. You can read all of the details about my cutting garden by clicking HERE.
Last year we added a few flower boxes and shutters to our windows and I love how they transformed the outside of our home. I shared some before and after photos of the house HERE.
It has taken several years to develop all of the areas of our yard into the garden that we imagined when we built this house. There was a dirt lot here previously, so the transformation has been quite extraordinary. Last year I wrote a blog post about the process of planting this garden and shared a few pictures of the yard when we were under construction. You can see everything by clicking HERE.
Thanks for coming to visit our country garden in full bloom. It is a truly beautiful time of year at our home and I am so happy to share it with you all!
Have a Beautiful Day!