So anyway she came over and gave me some suggestions. I have finished digging for now and it looks so much prettier, especially from my kitchen window.
Here is what it looks like when you step out the door onto the back patio.
The bricks with just one row of flowers I did when we first bought the house over 10 years ago. So it was time for a change.
These are the Hollyhocks I see from my kitchen window...
I bought all of these faux garden stones at a sale for $3, and the birdbath for $20.
I saw this fun looking terracotta fish at the Grocery Store and thought it would look nice in the birdbath. It's a very deep birdbath so I had to add the bricks, I didn't think the birdies would want to go diving!
Check out my Easter Lilies in June! Aren't they pretty?
Okay, I know you are wondering why I have a fence around my flower bed right?
Well it is because of the naughty little rabbits like Peter...
that just will not stay out! So what's a gardener to do but put up a fence?
I got the Wedgewood plate at a sale for $4. And the watering can for $5.
I even got the fencing at a sale. Ignore the fact that it is for dogs! Working sales really comes in handy! :)
I got this wrought iron candle lantern at a sale for $6,
and even the shepherd's hook, for $5.
Can you spot my sweet little wren on the shepherd's hook? hint, 2nd window
There it is! Sweet little thing!
Waiting for that perfect "catch" to take back to the babies in their birdhouse...
I also expanded my garden back against the fence where I have some wrought iron chairs.
I added this pretty blue hydrangea
and hung a few birdhouses that I have bought from estate sales.
And this cute little bird church, missing its cross, was just too cute to leave behind. I have it hanging over in a different bed.
And around front, where the foxgloves are in bloom,
and the flags are hung for Flag Day,
the wicker chair is beckoning me to come sit and relax for a while, enjoy a glass of lemonade...
and catch up on my latest Victorian Trading Company catalog...
where, with a cover like that, my mind may wander back to yesteryear and a stroll along the seashore with parasol in hand, and seashells too, and a mermaid legend or two running through my mind.
Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for visiting!
Thank you to Sandi at NO PLACE LIKE HOME for featuring my Lily of the Valley Teacup for May.
And to Jillian at LET'S TALK VINTAGE for featuring my Lily of the Valley Victorian calling cards.
And to Cecilia at VINTAGE CHARM,
and to Jody at SIMPLE AND SWEET FRIDAYS!
I am linking up to the following blog parties, please come and join in the fun!
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
NO PLACE LIKE HOME with Sandi
BTTCG with Bernideen
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jillian
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
SIMPLE AND SWEET FRIDAYS with Jody
VINTAGE CHARM with Sharon, Cecilia and the gals
GARDEN PARTY with Jann and the gals