It's time for Outdoor Wednesday hosted by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer. Stop by and see all of the great outside spaces this Wednesday.
My favorite outdoor space is the back garden at Linderhof. It's not very big but that suits me well. Just enough. And with either hard surfaces or planting beds, we don't have to mow it. Instead we pick grass blades and weeds one at a time!
Our new pond, filled with fish, finally landscaped (although the sunflower seeds are sprouting with wild abandon -- because Husband Jim always puts seeds on the statue -- the favorite feeding station of our cardinals) and has turned from an ugly triangle into a pretty oasis.
The pergola -- reached from the patio by going through the arbor and through the herb garden. Each column has a wisteria plant that's starting to grow up and around the column. I can't wait until it is wisteria covered -- for shade in the summer and for blooms and aroma in May.
My favorite birdbath is the little square one that looks antique. The birds like it as well.
The garden gate with the living wreath -- pansies now and I'm going to try succulents this summer. Soon it shall be the time to replant the wreath! A grouping of plants and a small birdbath are on the other side of the garden gate.
From the back of the patio looking towards the house. The patio, it seems, is never leaf free -- but as I often vacuum the house, husband "blows" the patio. And as the house gets "dirty" again so the patio has leaves.
The big white pots hold blueberry bushes and lettuce while other pots hold colorful annuals or green topiaries.
Hello Martha! Your back garden is so dreamy. I really like it! Enjoy...
A lovely garden. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Outdoor Wednesday Martha! Oh your yard is wonderful! It looks like a secret garden! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan
Susan -- funny you should call it a "Secret Garden" -- for on Father's Day weekend it will be part of our town's "Secret Garden" tour!
This is so beautiful. I think I would feel transported to a different time and place if I were able to sit in this lovely garden. As a matter of fact, I might never leave. Thank you for sharing this. laurie
I would love to just sit around in your garden. So lovely. I love the bird bath. And the cat at the little pond is so cute. Thanks for sharing.
What a beautiful and relaxing place you have. Thank you for sharing.
Very pretty! I like that it is raised..easier on the back..
Blueberries..must get me one bush and hide it from the birds!
Martha, how beautiful and serene. Your pictures are lovely.
Your garden looks like a peaceful place to have a cup of tea in. Thanks for the tour.
Lovely garden. I could lose myself in it's tranquility. Love all of the fun elements. Thanks for the tour.
This does look like a Secret Garden, so enchanting! Cindy
So many lovely things to look at, you just want to keep exploring. It's wonderful!
Gorgeous gardens. I like the tiny pond - would love to have one here. I agree with Susan. Your yard looks like a secret garden.
I'm ready for an iced tea, and good book and a lounge chair....just lovely, thanks for sharing your beautiful sanctuary.
Linderhof's gardens will be open for tour June 20 and 21 -- hope you and some friends can come down -- I'll have icy tea and if you bring the book -- would love to meet you!
Martha, the garden is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us. Happy OW!
You have wonderful things in your garden. The first photo with the pond, angle , and pink blossoms bowing on the pond - Beautiful!
The square bird bath is nice too, not the typical round one :-)
When all of your flowers are in bloom, must be one haven you have there :-)
Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
Your backyard is beautiful! I definitely need to work on mine!
Your Outdooor Wednesday post is gorgeous. I always enjoy seeing pics when your William Baffin rose is blooming and LOVE those white pots.
This looks so inviting. I'll stop by for a cup of tea soon.
Martha your garden is just so beautiful. What a wonderful, peaceful place to enjoy!
I would love to spend a day in your garden learning all your green thumb tips! It's lovely! Liz
There is so much to see in your garden. I am sure in person it is even more intriguing.
An old-fashioned house and a gorgeous garden. What more can a girl ask for?
What a beautiful place. The idea of hard surface, pots and bed is very attractive at the time of year when mowing is a constant activity.
Happy Outdoor Wednesday! It is so nice to visit your blog again. Your gardens are absolutely gorgeous. My husband built a pergola like that for me at our house in York, I really do miss it:) It was great to see yours, that wisteria will be allover it in no time.
Thanks for sharing!
Your garden is beautiful! We had a pond at another house and I want another one now!!!
I love these glimpses into your garden! Beautiful!
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