Thursday, August 16, 2012

Summers Last Hurrah

Hi everyone, I hope you all have had a great summer!  It has been a hot one for sure and my gardens have sure felt it.  The perennials are winding down before the Autumn chill sets in and I can't wait for cooler temps!  I thought I would share a few pictures that I took this morning around the yard.

These are my front gardens. They are two years old and I am hoping next year they will fill in even better. We had quite the problem with Japanese beetles this year eating everything in sight.  We got a few new pieces of yard junque this summer.  Those are frogs sitting under the cement umbrella. I couldn't resist when I saw the set at a local antique shop.

The old rusty stove grate on the front stairs holds herbs.  Hubby has a tiller addiction and we now have 4 in various places around the yard plus birdhouses!

This is a view of the side of the house below. Woops the old red sled is still out in August!  I guess it will stay through the Winter now :)

Below is the side of the garage and outhouse ( shed now). This is where I use my nautical junque. The old rusty funnel on the side of the garage did have a plant in it but the hot sun did it in.

Keep cool and enjoy every day!


  1. I just love the rustic charm of the garden and I really love your shingled home. Always my favorite style for a home's exterior.

  2. Love your beautiful yard!

  3. Nadine so cute! I love your garden shed too.
    Summer was a scorcher this year.

  4. Also love your garden shed! Take care, Janice

  5. Hello, I just love your garden and I love the way you. I am impressed with your blog.

  6. I love your cedar shake siding on your home and your pretty shed. Looks like Cape favortite place to be!

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