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.