Howdy Y'all! I'm so excited today because I am participating in a Summer Outdoor Living blog hop.
You may have seen some glimpses of my backyard in some of my recent posts like my Patriotic Red, White, and Blue party or my Sweet and Spicy Baby Back Ribs. I love my backyard, and when I was planning my post for this blog hop, I had fully intended on showing you all of my backyard-y goodness. Here's a peek into our outdoor living room.
But....it's been storming here recently and I haven't been able to get pictures of all of the different sections. So, MY backyard tour will have to wait until sometime in the future. Don't worry though! Instead I'm sharing with you some picture of my mom's beautiful backyard garden. She only lives 15 minutes away from me, and we hang out as often as we possibly can.
I've been super hands on with her garden (fortunately she's been hands too because I can't keep plants alive by myself for some reason LOL.) My little boys also love going to the house for a dip in the pool.
The fence that you can see in the back was originally supposed to be a dog run. But our family dog, Bo, now lives over at my house, so the fenced area has turned into a garden. My mom had several large planter boxes built. In them are a variety herbs and vegetables. I pop over at least twice a week and it's amazing how much the corn can grow from week to week.
It's like my own farmer's market in my mom's garden.
This lavender smells Ah-Mazing!
I also have a pomegranate tree in my backyard, so we'll have lots to share this Fall.
One day after shopping at the actual grocery store, I decided to stop by my mom's for some herbs. I thought that my mom had parsley in one of the boxes, but when I went to pick some, it turned out they were carrots! So, I didn't put any parsley into dinner that night but these little carrots sure were delicious.
Well, I hope you have enjoyed this look into my mom's backyard garden. I just heard on the news that we'll be having even more rain coming up, so hopefully my own backyard tour won't be too far into the future.
As mentioned earlier, this is also a blog hop. Click on any (or all) of the links below for more beautiful backyard and patio inspiration.
Anika Gandhi - Anika's DIY Life
Barbara Chapman - French Ethereal
Jeanee Taylor - Shepherds and Chardonnay
Kellie Ljungholm- Gratefully Vintage
Kim Allison - Exquisitely Unremarkable
Leanna Forsythe - Of Faeries and Fauna Craft Co.
Lisa Bryan Taylor - The Purple Hydrangea
Nancy Sargent - Cobani Bleu
Patricia Krank - Old Things New
Sam Hay - Raggedy Bits
Sherry Grissom Cole - Savvy Apron
Susanne Stewart - Pearl Street Designs
Susanne Edinger - Shop At Blu
Toni Harvey - Small Home Soul
Debbie Stolle - Chatman Hill on the Lake