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Spring Gardening in My Yard

by | Mar 10, 2020 | Decorating Inspiration, feature, My Backyard, My Seattle House

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Spring Gardening in My Yard

One of my all time favorite destinations is Butchart Gardens in Victoria (I did a post on one of our visits to Butchart Gardens here). Have you been there? It makes me happy to be among the plants and flowers. This past January my husband and I were in Hawaii and we visited the most beautiful tropical botanical garden (which reminds me, I need to do an “out to see” post on that trip and the garden soon! It was amazing, even in January!).

I love gardening just about as much as I love decorating! Maybe more. It’s hard to say which I love more, hahaha. Maybe it’s the physical and emotional benefits of being around plants or out in the sunshine that make me almost love that more.

Saying I love gardening might be a bit of a stretch. I love visiting gardens. I love driving through neighborhoods looking at landscaping. I love designing my own yard and garden areas and very much enjoy spending time in them. I love going to garden centers, too! I’m definitely not a gardening expert, but luckily you don’t have to be one to enjoy plants.

Spring Gardening in My Yard
Trex Deck Makeover Details / Double Gate Details

One of the main things I loved about this house from the first time I saw it was the property. It had quite a few large established spring flowering trees such as lilacs, Camellia, hydrangea and magnolia. They are beautiful! We’ve added more hydrangea, peonies climbing roses, star jasmine, and other pretty flowering plants. Some have survived, some haven’t but we’re learning as we go. :)

Spring Gardening in My Yard
Spring Gardening in My Yard
Potting Area (pssst, do you see Jack? Ha!)

Click HERE to take a tour of our side patio!

Spring Gardening in My Yard

Click HERE for details on our painted patio.

Spring Gardening in My Yard

Lily’s Garden

We always have lots of outdoor projects planned and can’t wait for spring through fall when we can get to work! We’re for sure going to be adding to our vegetable gardening space (we LOVE growing our own lettuce, etc!). We want to continue to work on our side and backyard flower beds, and we definitely intend to work on our front yard curb appeal and landscaping.

Spring Gardening in My Yard

Jack and Lily love being outside, too. They are always running around chasing butterflies and taking naps in the sun. Can you blame them? Who doesn’t love being in a garden?

I hope you enjoy this round up of some images from our gardens and plants in previous years! Stay tuned for lots of upcoming gardening inspiration and ideas, too.

Spring Gardening in My Yard

Click here to Take My Backyard Garden Tour from My Previous House!

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A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

My House Tour

Sources from My House and My Fave Decor

Spring Decor Shop


  1. Linda Grubbs

    Inspiring…..just need spring to take hold here in the Midwest. I’am very ready! 😊
    Your yard is lovely!

  2. Pam Rychener

    I love your back yard.

    • Carol

      Where can i find the pretty green lamp thats in your entryway? Thanks

  3. Nancy S

    So, so pretty and inviting and relaxing!

  4. sue

    Love your yard! Is that a rose in the Potting Area picture? I’m from the West as well, but further north in Canada so our plants are so similar:)

  5. Kathi B

    Oh, I so agree! We searched for a small home with a nice size yard, it was not easy to find in our area. I started my vegetable garden last spring and am so anxious to see how my asparagus and strawberries wintered. Happy gardening to you!

  6. Mary

    I have a question. I see several rugs out door on your deck/ Do you take them inside whenever it rains?

  7. Barb

    Sorry, but I’m having trouble finding the source information on the 2 half umbrellas on your side patio. Can you tell me where they’re from? I think they’re an awesome idea!
    Thanks so much

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      They are from World Market! They went out of stock last fall but they may return so I’ll keep my eye out for them!

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