Green, Green and More Green

green garden

Green, green and more green.


Green is my new favorite color! Last weekend, we planted our new garden on top of the new retaining wall off the porch addition.

We filled the area in with great soil and amendments because we wanted a  flat gardening area near the porch—flat is not a word we use much up here.

Friday, we dug holes and Saturday we edged the garden beds, put the plants in and installed the sod!

I used the antique garden tiles from the Atlanta house that I removed before we even put the house on the market—they have been to three ‘new’ homes now.

We used boxwood to give structure to the area and we added hydrangeas to soften the wall. We will also add climbing roses later along with a couple of benches on the grassy lawn.We plan to install a fountain in the middle of the grassy area in the near future. (Mr. P loves a great water feature.)

Have a look at the progress so far … more updates later.

new agrden area

The garden before—not much.


compost for the garden

Bring on the extra compost.


gates for the garden

Dirt, dirt and more dirt—the puppies hated the mud.


antique garden tiles

The antique tiles look great and add cleaner lines for the beds.


annabelle hydrangeas

Annabelle hydrangeas soften the beds.


grill area

Even the grill area is getting a makeover.


garden in a weekend

A new garden in a weekend—love it!


xo♥, Lissy
All photos by Lissy Parker for You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit and link the source.

October 4, 2017


1 Comment

  1. Reply

    Beth BLumer

    October 6, 2017

    Absolutely beautiful!
    Someday I will get up there and see your home.
    Love you, Beth


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