So…I’ve been working on our back patio for a while now. And as I sit here working on this post, I’m suddenly disappointed, because I realize I don’t have a “before” photo. Geeze! Does anyone else do that other than me? Get so excited about a project that you dive headfirst into it without any documentation? I must get better at that…
But in the meantime, let’s just use our imaginations, shall we?
Let’s imagine a brick patio that was mostly black from never being cleaned. Where bricks were missing and cracked and uneven. And where ants roamed like they built the patio themselves. That’s what we found when we bought this house a little over a year ago.
But I had big plans for the space! And when we finally fenced in the yard, I knew I could do whatever I wanted to out there, so I got started. And here are the results…
Allow me to take you on a tour!
Herb Tier 1:
I’ve really been wanting to cook with a lot more fresh herbs and spices than dry ones, so here’s where I’m beginning!
Basil…as far as I’m concerned, this one smells the BEST!!!
These two window boxes are my experimental boxes!
You can see that right now there’s not too much experimentation…other than some pitiful impatiens left over from the front porch. **SIGH**
And, although you cannot “see” her, the blinds are parted there because CoCo the black kitty was watching me photograph, ha! Anyways, window boxes: I’m planning on putting some squash in one, maybe…and something else in another…I’m kinda clueless at this point. I’m gonna go troll the local garden shops and see what there is!
I put some aloe out there, too, because who doesn’t need aloe?!
And that aloe is actually the only item planted in Herb Tier 2, so I have plenty of room to continue adding herbs and spices!
Then, there are the plumerias.
My mother-in-law gave me these, and the fun thing is, we don’t know what color the blooms will be! I can’t wait to see! They’re growing beautifully!
And then there’s my hibiscus. I really need to plant it in the ground – I’m not sure it’s gonna do too well in this pot for too much longer!
And does anyone know what kind of plant this is?
My husband brought this with him when we got married, ha! It’s growing so nicely – but I WOULD like to know what exactly it is!
I LOVE that the inside of the umbrella is bright and cheerful…
…and it’s the perfect size for our “thrones”!
SO, what do you think of our patio reveal? Would you enjoy spending time here?
I’d love to know what you think!