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
Porch Swing ~ my summer office!
Summer Windowbox with salvia, zinnias, guara, fuschia, ivy, snapdragons and sweet potato vine.
Container Plants ~ mandevilla, lantana, licorice plant, dhalias and black-eyed Susan vine.
Lady Bugs made of metal tucked in the hostas
Kitchen Deck bursting with blooms!
Garden Bench in the front flowerbed.
Greenhouse we built last summer.
Rusty Tool Arbor into the fire pit area.
Container Plantings in an old nursery wagon.
New Shade Garden made last summer to make way for the greenhouse.
Galvanized Container Garden with herbs and cucumbers.
Garden Shed and potting bench,
Garden Shed ~ my big summer project was getting this painted and presentable!! What a difference white paint makes!
The Shutter Garden with raised beds full of veggies.
Wheelbarrow Fairy Garden
Fairy Houses for the wee folk.
Garden Frogs, a little collection I keep adding to.
Bird Fountain nestled in the ferns and hostas.
Garden Ladder with greenroof birdhouses in the butterfly garden.
Potting Sink (has a recirculating pump in a bucket underneath that acts as a bird fountain)
Gazebo Windowbox with guara, spider plant, snapdragons, geraniums, dark sweet potato vine, asparagus fern, ivy and fuschia
Plate Flowers tucked in the August Lily hostas.
Garden Fairies in an old birdbath with succulents.
Gazebo Birdbath, Caladiums and Hostas.
Under the Pines ~ a spot to rest and admire the climbing hydrangea vine.
Succulent Fairy Garden in a resin birdbath found at the curb.
Begonias and Caladiums and a bike planter
Miss Flora Shadypants welcomes you to the Gazebo Garden
Side garden that hides the utility boxes
Bird Garden ~ just one year old!
Garden Fairy and orbs
Gnome Garden in the shade