We finally got the garden ready for the season so I thought I would share it with you. The iris is bigger than ever this year so hopefully we will have plenty of stems for cut flowers in the kitchen. The dog wood tree hasn't bloomed yet but when it does it will have pretty little white flowers on it. Under the dog wood tree are hostas that yield long stem purple flowers that only last a short time but the foliage makes a good show in this shady area the rest of the season. In a bit the lilies that are in front of the boxwood will display their peachy raspberry flowers that seem to work all over the house when they are cut and brought into the house.
This year we added cushions to the benches and blue and white throw pillows that match them on the chaise lounges. The arborvitae hedge that was just tiny when we planted it has gotten to 10' tall in some places and provides nice privacy for the garden.
Here is a close up of the cushion and a picture of the blue and white garden seat that we got from Pier l on Tickled Pink and Greens recommendation. She did a post on them a couple weeks ago so we finally got around to checking them out on Friday and really liked them. While there we also picked up the cushions, throw pillows and the pieces below.
This elephant with the fake plant on top is really heavy so we are hoping it does not get blown over by the wind like the pieces we had out here last year. The piece on the bottom shelf will have to get carried in to the house if the weather gets bad but for now it balances out the setting.
This row of lilac trees is just about to bloom fully but even now the smell fills this whole corner of the garden.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this little tour of our garden.