• Our Fairfield Home and Garden Tour

    Posted on July 16, 2016 by in Amazing flower pairings, Bird sanctuaries, baths, feeders and more, DIY home and garden craft projects, Field Trip, Recycled and repurposed items as garden art, Things that inspire me in the garden

    In the past month, we have hosted four garden tours here at Our Fairfield Home and Garden! That’s a lot of keeping things tidy – sort of like when you have your house on the market and everything has to look perfect all the time, but on the outside.

    Now it is time to relax and enjoy the summer garden. Since I couldn’t have you all over for one of the tours, I will bring a special one to you! Lots of pictures ahead, so cozy up with your favorite cool beverage and come on a stroll with me.

    This garden is now eight years old and a lot has happened in that time. The back and side yards were just swaths of pachysandra and English ivy when I started. Stately, mature trees spoke to me and I have created gardens around and under them.

    Plantings have grown over time and now this little half acre is starting to look like I had dreamed it when we first moved.

    I hope you enjoy your time in our garden today and come back to visit again soon!

    Our Fairfield Home and Garden http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Our Fairfield Home and Garden

     

     

    Porch Swing http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Porch Swing ~ my summer office!

    Summer Windowbox http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Summer Windowbox with salvia, zinnias, guara, fuschia, ivy, snapdragons and sweet potato vine.

    Container Plants http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Container Plants ~ mandevilla, lantana, licorice plant, dhalias and black-eyed Susan vine.

    Lady Bugs http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Lady Bugs made of metal tucked in the hostas

    Kitchen Deck http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Kitchen Deck bursting with blooms!

    Garden Bench http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Garden Bench in the front flowerbed.

    Greenhouse http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Greenhouse we built last summer.

    Rusty Tool Arbor http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Rusty Tool Arbor into the fire pit area.

    Container Plantings http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Container Plantings in an old nursery wagon.

    New Shade Garden http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    New Shade Garden made last summer to make way for the greenhouse.

    Galvanized Container Garden http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Galvanized Container Garden with herbs and cucumbers.

    Garden Shed http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Garden Shed and potting bench,

    Garden Shed http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Garden Shed ~ my big summer project was getting this painted and presentable!! What a difference white paint makes!

    The Shutter Garden http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    The Shutter Garden with raised beds full of veggies.

    Shutter Garden Arbor http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Shutter Garden Arbor and greenroof birdhouses. See more about the Shutter Arbor here!

    Wheelbarrow Fairy Garden http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Wheelbarrow Fairy Garden

    Fairy Houses http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Fairy Houses for the wee folk.

    Garden Frogs http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Garden Frogs, a little collection I keep adding to.

    Bird Fountain http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Bird Fountain nestled in the ferns and hostas.

    Garden Ladder http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Garden Ladder with greenroof birdhouses in the butterfly garden.

    Succulent Shoe http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Succulent Shoe

    Potting Sink http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Potting Sink (has a recirculating pump in a bucket underneath that acts as a bird fountain)

    Potting Sink http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Potting Sink

    Gazebo Windowbox http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Gazebo Windowbox with guara, spider plant, snapdragons, geraniums, dark sweet potato vine, asparagus fern, ivy and fuschia

    Plate Flowers http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Plate Flowers tucked in the August Lily hostas.

    Garden Fairies http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Garden Fairies in an old birdbath with succulents.

    Gazebo Birdbath http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Gazebo Birdbath, Caladiums and Hostas.

    Under the Pines http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Under the Pines ~ a spot to rest and admire the climbing hydrangea vine.

    Succulent Fairy Garden http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Succulent Fairy Garden in a resin birdbath found at the curb.

    Summer Gazebo http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Summer Gazebo

    Begonias and Caladiums http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Begonias and Caladiums and a bike planter

    Miss Flora Shadypants http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Miss Flora Shadypants welcomes you to the Gazebo Garden

    Side Garden http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Side garden that hides the utility boxes

    Garden Accents http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Garden Accents

    Bird Garden http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Bird Garden ~ just one year old!

    Garden Fairy http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Garden Fairy and orbs

    Gnome Garden http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Gnome Garden in the shade

    Shade Garden http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/our-fairfield-home-and-garden-tour/

    Shade Garden

     

     

14 Responses so far.

  1. Kellie says:

    Your yard is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

  2. Joanna says:

    Wow, just wow! I would love to take a stroll through too. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Mimi Gregor says:

    I was at your garage sale/garden tour today, and I was absolutely gobsmacked by the beauty and creativity in your garden. It was truly inspirational, and I left feeling lighter and more joyful. Thank you so much for sharing such beauty, and for providing a haven for wild creatures. I hope to tour the grounds again when you have one. Is there a mailing list one can be put on, so that I won’t miss it if you have one again?

    • Barb says:

      What a nice note, Mimi! My friends and I have a garage sale every 2 or 3 years and I started including the garden tour because folks would always ask if they could see the garden. I’m so happy that you enjoyed yourself so much! I don’t have a mailing list, but you are welcome to contact me through this blog! Thanks for visiting our garden and writing! <3 Barb

  4. Lyn says:

    It it just lovely. How I would love to stroll through your gardens and sit on the porch swing. Your hard work has certainly paid off.

    • Barb says:

      Thank you, Lyn! It doesn’t even seem like work when you love being outside in nature and tending the flowers!

  5. Donna Phelan says:

    YOWZA! What a beautiful yard….sanctuary really! A labor of love for sure! Love it all…..and that’s a lot of work…..but look at your payoff! WOW indeed! Ooh let me know if you want to swap any seeds this Fall….Friendship Gardens 😉

    • Barb says:

      Sounds like a good idea, Donna! Always love free seeds and plants from friends! Thanks for stopping by and peeking at our garden!

  6. maggie says:

    Thanks for the tour Barb … wonderful gardens!

  7. Pat Hamstead says:

    Hi Barb,
    You have found your niche! Everything looks so warm and inviting. Anyone would love to spend the afternoon in your yard. Do those beautiful pink caladiums come back every year? They are gorgeous. Thank you for labeling everything so we may borrow some ideas. You are such a generous-hearted person. Love it all!
    Pat

    • Barb says:

      Thanks for visiting our garden today, Pat! The Caladiums are annuals in our area unless you take in the bulbs like you do with Cannas. Happy gardening! Barb

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