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Side Garden After


Today we are taking things outside again. My friends and I have teamed up to share our garden tours today, so you get 20 for the price of one today! My yard is pretty small, but we do try to keep in manicured.

I’ve been working on my side yard garden ever since last year. I had a trellis in the center of this garden with a beautiful clematis  vine that was so full it toppled the trellis over. When I saw that, I decided it was time to redo the whole space. So I got to work ripping everything in that area out. Here is a photo from last summer after my demolition.

Side Yard Before


I moved the trellis from the center to the back so I could secure it to the fence for extra support. I carefully dug up the roots of the clematis  vine and replanted it over there. I was hopeful it would take and grow back again this year and it did.

Side Garden After


The garden obelisk (would you believe I found that at a flea market?) that you now see in the center had been in my backyard. I had it in an old whiskey barrel with a blueberry bush growing up it. The barrel rotted out, so I transplanted it here to the side. Blueberries grow SO SLOWLY.

Blueberry Shrub


I recycled the usable parts of the whiskey barrel, you can see how I used them here and here. I filled in the rest with a daylily plant, 2 heuchera plants and one hydrangea on the end.



This year, I’ve been working more on my front yard. It looks decent, but it’s not where I want it yet. I have a few bare spots in the garden that I can’t yet decide what to fill it in with yet.

This photo shows our little stepping stone walkway. This is one project I am working on this summer. This area had small red rocks in it that I removed about a month ago. They were messy and always getting kicked around. I just planted creeping thyme in between them . It doesn’t look like much now, but once that spreads and fills in, it will hopefully look pretty amazing.

stepping stones


The front of my house faces north, so it gets mostly shade all day. While there are alot of shade garden plants to choose from, I would also like a few more perennial flowers here too.

Front Yard Gardens

I added two daylily plants last year which I’m really happy with. I also have lilies behind those that bloom usually mid-July. Those lily bulbs seem to mutliply a little each year which is great. We added a trellis to the side of the porch several years ago for added privacy. I had planted a rose bush that I picked up at a discount store for $3. I later decided I didn’t like it, so I pulled that out and planted a climbing hydrangeain its place. That little rose bush somehow came back even after I pulled it out so now I just leave it alone.

Climbing Hydrangea

To the left of this, I am working on a full hydrangea garden jsut for cut flowers. No one really sees that side of the house, and the hydrangeas seem to grow well there. That area is not photo ready yet. Hopefully next year. My porch is small, but it’s a nice, shady spot to sit on hot days.

Front Porch


How cute is the little flag pillow? I found that in the Target dollar spot.

Outdoor American Flag Pillow


I found the basket that holds these flowers at my favorite flea market.

Basket of flowers-front porch


On Monday, I shared my new potting bench in the back yard. I’ve wanted one of these forever! It’s under $100 at World Market.

potting bench ideas


In the backyard, we have a paver patio that my husband and I installed ourselves way before my blogging days, that is still a work in progress.



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Side Yard Garden Before and After


  1. It all looks beautiful, Roxanne! I especially love your climbing roses. And you did such a wonderful transformation on your side yard. It’s obvious that you’ve done a lot of hard work!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  2. Gorgeous! My favorite is that potting table! I love it! It was fun touring with you this week!

  3. Roxanne, I love every space you’ve shared here today! I’ve always wanted a stone pathway on the side of my house. As it is now, it’s just bland yard that gets very little activity. Maybe I’ll get around to it next year, but I’ll most certainly remember your space as inspiration!

  4. Your front and side yards are so pretty, Roxanne. I love that potting bench you purchased from World Market! Fits beautifully in your backyard. Enjoy these summer days ahead!

  5. What a nice transformation on your side yard! I also love all the plants you have in your front landscaping – so pretty. I can’t wait to see your cutting garden next year! 🙂

  6. Roxanne, the side garden path you redid is absolutely beautiful! I love that flag pillow you found at target and your new potting bench. I really like the idea of planting an hydrangea cutting garden. What a super idea to have those blooms all summer long!

  7. Oh my gosh! Your side yard definitely underwent a transformation! It looks great. I also love your front porch. The bunting on the bench is adorable. 🙂

  8. I love the side walkway, its my favorite. every part of your outside of the home is well thought out! The Gardens are so vibrant, I am having a hard time with the sun on my plants, it looks like you have a ton of shade, which helps. Enjoyed being in this with you.

  9. Really enjoyed touring your outdoor space! Very lovely and cozy! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Your yard is so pretty and I love your new potting bench! I’d like to treat myself to one someday 😉

  11. Very nicely done!!! Love it! =)

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