I call this my "Secret" Garden, because you have to actually come into our yard around the hedges at the front or the back to see any of it.
My husband built us a new patio this Spring. It isn't completely finished, but it's close. So I will show you a little of it. The blue garage forms one wall of the nearly enclosed patio, the house forms another wall and the screened in porch forms the third wall.
I think these are Black Eyed Susan's, but I'm not positive. They will be about four feet tall in a couple of months and will have large yellow flowers with the dark brown center. Does that sound familiar to anyone? I am still learning all of this, gardening is pretty new to me. This is the wall of the screened in back porch. The house color is kind of a light celery green.
A lovely old bird bath that my neighbor installed in our side yard.
A plum tree that doesn't bear fruit any longer and Day Lilies on the left. I also planted two Hydrangea bushes along the house there.
My Tomato plants.
My Peonies are not far from blooming and one Day Lily has already bloomed.
Do you see the hedges at the back there? That helps to keep this area very private, it's my happy place.
See the dirt that has washed out onto the sidewalk? We didn't clean that up, but we had lots of clean up to do. Because "During a 28.5-hour deluge that lasted from 7:30 am Saturday morning until Sunday at noon, roughly a third of the city received more than 92 millimetres of rain." (Winnipeg Free Press) Our area may have gotten more than that, even. We also endured a thunder storm that lasted for 13 hours. It was one wildly noisy, wet and windy weekend. The river rose 8 feet! It is over it's banks now as far as it was back in April. Last Wednesday I told you it was terribly windy, well that was the beginning of a storm system that didn't end until Sunday at noon.
Do you have a Secret Garden? One that nobody can see but you and maybe a very close neighbor? I love the great outdoors and this area is where I spend alot of my time when the weather permits. Soon I will show you more of my patio, I still need to paint the blue garage. Our house is a real light green as you can see in a couple of the photos and I am wondering if I can get away with painting my garage, that sits very close to the house, a real light yellow. I have the yellow exterior paint already and would really like to use it. Tell me what you think.
I am joining Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday! Thanks Susan for hosting this fun Blog Party!