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Today kicks off the tour which will be going on all week. So, grab your cup of coffee, sit back and relax and view the five featured bloggers today. The links will be at the end of this post.
Personally I’ve been nursing bronchitis all week which honestly has been a bit of a blessing. I know…crazy, right? I’ve been going non-stop with all burners lit for the past three months. Finally, my body wore out and said “enough is enough”. The blessing in this for me is that the illness forced me to stop, rest and lay down for a minute. And in that rest I could plan, dream and scribble notes about things I want to do and accomplish. Like my Summer Patio Garden Tour.
In my new home we don’t have a large porch or deck – we have a little patio area. But we are so lucky to have a wide expanse of woods right out our own front door. We live in a ground level townhome quad – there are four houses attached in one big square, if that makes sense. It’s in a very pretty area in the country – lots of nature, beauty, quiet and the lake.
I planted three hydrangea bushes and they are all in full bloom right now. I love coming outside and cutting a few blooms to display inside the the house. They last for weeks in a vase of water.
This path leads around to our front door…
…along the way we have our hummingbird feeder and the bird-feeder that I made a few years ago. You can see how to make your own Mason jar 3 minute bird-feeder HERE.
Our patio is small but ample enough to host parties.
I created this wine barrel table several years ago. It’s perfect for serving cocktails, beverages and snacks.
This little patio surprisingly can hold a lot of people. We typically need extra seating and these vintage wooden folding chairs fit the bill. I bought them several years ago for $1.00 a piece! That’s right – a dollar! I bought all 7 of them.
Ferns to me exemplify “Southern Charm”. Ferns are resilient to the heat as long as you water them a lot.
Our guests expect special bevs when they arrive and I am very happy to oblige! 🙂
This vintage 1940’s wrought iron patio garden set has traveled all over the country with me and our moves. It has been painted many colors of the rainbow…white, green, pink, black and now brown. I just love the detail…
Being at the lake, I fell in love with this outdoor lantern with a fish finial.
My bestie Bambi is so very good to be. For my birthday she gifted me with this adorable outdoor lantern. It is especially meaningful as it is adorned with bees.
This weathered placard greets our guests…
Being that space is limited on the patio, I opted to add hanging plants outside of the fenced patio and hung them on shepherds hooks. This way I still get to enjoy the colorful plants, but they aren’t taking up valuable real estate on the patio.
The bees are very happy!
I even managed to squeeze in a patio tomato plant in the space.
It won’t be too long now!
I love our front door area…the stacked stone is my favorite. I’ve been on the hunt for quite awhile now trying to find the perfect plant stand for the front door. I’ve temporarily used this vintage side table and I have to admit…it looks pretty cute out here. The problem is, the area is not covered and this table can’t take the rain. So, the hunt continues…
I honestly don’t even know what this wreath is made of. They are some type of dried pods and I fell for the color.
I was thrilled when I found this “hey y’all” sign. It was a whopping $2.00 clearance item. It originally had a faux wood finish that just looked too faux, if you know what I mean. I painted it with a bit of old white chalk paint.
The bottom pedestal is perfect to display more plants.
This sweet terra cotta piggy was a gift from Jenn several years ago. I think Piggy looks great out here greeting guests.
Speaking of guests…we sit back and wait for their arrival!
We are so fortunate that the visiting deer are almost a daily occurrence.
I hope you enjoyed my part of the tour.
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