Sharing all the details of my beautiful summer garden with my favorite summer plants & flowers & many more summer gardening tips from my blogging friends with pictures!
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Beautiful Summer Garden & Summer Gardening Ideas
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Summer is the time of year when my garden is at it’s absolute best!
The trees are covered with thick green leaves, our grass is cut short for the kiddos to run barefooted through, our porches and patios are full of cozy spots to watch the sun rise and sunset, and the summer garden of flowers and vegetables get bigger and more colorful everyday.
Since moving into our 1800’s farmhouse in the suburbs over 4 years ago we have been hard at work making this once neglected and overgrown yard our own.
Summer Front Porch
Last year, we made a lot of curb appeal changes to the front of our farmhouse with landscaping and curb appeal.
Our front porch is definitely one of my favorite spots to sit and watch my kiddos playing in our front yard.
The summer garden of hydrangeas are just starting to wake up and show off their gorgeous blooms.
Front Yard Summer Garden
Our front summer garden also has lots of daylilies, evergreens, clematis, ornamental grass and the prettiest southern magnolia you ever saw! 🙂
Summer Driveway Garden
Our long driveway is covered in Annabelle hydrangeas and tall Maple trees.
See my tips for getting the most blooms out of your hydrangeas HERE
Summer Vegetable Garden
This was the first year we planted a vegetable garden and EVERYONE in our family is excited about it.
See the DIY for how to make your own tire swing HERE
The kids still try to beat each other down to the veggie beds to check on the strawberries first. (see how to start your own strawberry patch HERE)
I wish they were equally excited about the broccoli and Brussel sprouts but I will take what I can get, ha!
Stone Walkway Summer Garden
The side of our stone walkway garden is really filling in with lots and lots of gorgeous summer blooms.
This garden was originally a dumping spot for the two truckloads of plants I brought with me when we moved in and despite having no garden plan…
However, it’s quickly become one of my favorite garden spots in our yard.
From the oakleaf hydrangeas to the roses, Hosta & sedum.
Garden Arbor & Summer Patio
My new garden arbor really sets the stage for our new backyard patio.
We have been spending as much time as possible on our new patio and we LOVE our new outdoor room.
If you missed the reveal of our backyard patio makeover you can check more pictures out here.
Thanks so much for taking the time to spot by and check out our summer garden!
I hope this gives you lots of summer gardening ideas for your outdoor spaces.
by Tara Lehman
11 Summer Gardening Ideas & Summer Outdoor Spaces
Since I love seeing people’s outside spaces just as much as their inside spaces, I asked a few of my blogging friends to share their gardens along with my summer garden tour.
From front porches to back patios, poolside spaces and herb gardens be sure to check out their beautiful gardens at the bottom of this post!
Wow Tara – Your gardens and home are stunning. Your hard work has definitely paid off! The patio and arbor look fantastic. We can’t wait to see the bounties of your labor when the veggies and fruit come in! Thank you so very much for hosting this fabulous hop again.
Thank you for your sweet comments about my summer garden! I am so glad you guys joined in with the hop :).
What a fantastic job you and Jason have done with your outdoor space! So lush and truly beautiful. Veggie gardens are the best. We love planting cherry tomatoes. They are super sweet and are low maintenance. Your strawberries look great! Happy summer, Tara and thanks for hosting this hop!
Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments Tee!
Your yard looks gorgeous – I love all of the hydrangeas!! That red bench always gets me, too – it’s so perfect on your porch. Thanks for hosting such a fun hop (and motivating me to get my act together on our new patio!)!
So glad you joined in with the hop and thanks for your sweet comments Meg!
Tara, your home and garden are stunning! I just love your flowers and your berries too! Hydrangeas are my super favs! Very inspiring!
Thank you so much for stopping by to see my summer garden Carolann! Hydrangeas are definitely one of my favorite flowers too :).
Your garden look wonderful, I am loving your oakleaf hydrangeas. Mine are just popping open too, I can’t wait to see more of those gorgeous blooms.
Hydrangeas really are one of the best plants for the summer garden! Thanks so much for stopping by Christine!
Oh Tara, you are so lucky to have such a beautiful garden! In my wildest dreams I have a space as beautiful!
We have worked really hard on our yard so I really appreciate your sweet comments about our summer garden Iris!
Oh my – you have SO much greenery and plants and flowers. If I were you, I’d just wander around my yard all day, smelling all of the things and enjoying all the beauty! 🙂 Love your outdoor garden tour!
Ha, Thank you so much Kelly! Growing up in a row home in the city I feel incredibly lucky to have a big yard that I can garden in :).