All area beds and burms are lined with stone. I just spray round up once a year in Spring in front of the stones to keep the grass at bay and there is little weedeating needed.
I showed you my front yard gardens HERE, so now it's time for the back yard! Imagine, just 10 years ago, none of this landscaping that we did was here!
Here, a bowling ball that I painted to look like a ladybug.
These are shoes that I got for 50¢ at a garage sale and planted them with Hens and Chicks...
My Grandma had done this and it reminded me of her. Now one of the Hens is blooming...
The bridge that I made over our dry creek bed...
Above the dry creek bed runs behind the new hobby garage and ends at our lot line. We just have a half acre lot.
See this pillar? On top is a weather vane...
What is hard to see, is the hummingbird you can always find sitting on it taking a rest. Focus on the 'N'...
My famous watermelon painted propane tank. And our humble little garden...tomatoes, zucchini, basil, and cucumbers. We buy the rest at the farmer's market.
I love the sound of bubbling water from the fountain that I made. If you want to learn how I made this fountain, click HERE. The rock wall, like the one in front, are the original farmhouse foundation stone from across the street.
These brick columns are throughout the yard. They are just dry stacked using 4 brick per row and topped with a square stepping stone. Great for lifting up pots or placing a statue on...And they are not permanent!
My son made me this Sundial that really works. It's placed on another dry-stack brick column.
I will leave you with this soothing video.
These parties I love to link up to or check out my Blog Parties tab
Party Time @ It's So Very Cheri
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
Creative Blogger's Party @ Homemaker On A Dime
Making The World Cuter @ Making The World Cuter
Mop It Up Monday @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Make It Yourself Monday @ An Original Belle
Summer Bucket List Party @ Day2Day Super Mom
Cowgirl Up Link Party @ The Farmhouse Porch
Show Me What You Got @ Our Delightful Home
Knick of Time Tuesday @ Knick of Time
The Inspiration Board Link Party @ Homework
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Time to Shine Tuesday @ A Diamond in the Stuff
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
From Dream to Reality @ The DIY Dreamer
Tweak It Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
Creative Tuesday @ The Rustic Pig
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesdays at Our Home @ Our Home Away From Home
Be Inspired Party @ Elizabeth & Co.
Power Of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design
Wildly Original Wednesday @ I Gotta Create!
What We Accomplished Wednesday @ Green Willow Pond
Adorned From Above Party @ Adorned From Above
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Piece of Work Wednesday @ Primitive & Proper
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters
Wow Me Wednesday @ Ginger Snap Crafts
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch To Yours
The Humble Brag Link Party @ One Project Closer/The Better Half
Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage
Show & Share @ Southern Lovely
Show Me Extraordinary Thursday Party @ The 36th Avenue
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
100 Ideas Under $100 @ Beyond The Picket Fence
Blog Stalking Thursday @ The Crafty Blog Stalker
The Weekly Creative Saturday Party @ The Girl Creative and Reasons To Skip The Housework
Fabulously Creative Linky Party @ Jennifer Rizzo
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
TGIF Linky Party @ A Peek Into My Paradise
Any Link Goes Party @ Bacon Time With The Hungry Hungry Hypo
Weekend WrapUp Party @ Tatertots and Jello
Serenity Saturday @ Serenity You
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal
What To Do Weekends @ Crafts A La Mode
Get Schooled Saturday @ Too Much Time On My Hands
Overflowing with Creativity @ It's Overflowing
Sunday Showcase Party @ By Stephanie Lynn
Sundae Scoop Weekend Wrap Up Party @ I love Nap Time
That DIY Party @ DIY Show Off
So Darn Crafty Party @ Sew Many Ways
Think Pink Party @ Flamingo Toes
Let's Get Social Sunday @ My Turn for us
Sunday Show Off Linky Party @ Twigg Studios
DIY Sunday Showcase Linky Party @ VMG206
Every Room In The House @ A Joyful Cottage