My Favorite Summer Plants & Summer Garden Tour with 20 Summer Outdoor Spaces

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop

Sharing all the details of my FAVORITE summer plants & what summer plants do best in shade along with a summer garden tour of our farmhouse with 19 more summer outdoor space ideas from my blogging friends with pictures!

My Favorite Summer Plants & a Summer Garden Tour

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Sharing all the details of my FAVORITE summer plants & what summer plants do best in shade along with a summer garden tour of our farmhouse with 19 more summer outdoor space ideas from my blogging friends with pictures! #summerplants #summergardentour #summershadeplants https://lehmanlane.net

I don’t know about you but I get just as excited to see people’s gardens and outdoor spaces as I do to see inside their houses. 

In the summer my family tries to spend as much time outside as we possibly can. 

Summer Plants for the Front Yard & Foundation Garden with Evergreens, Hydrangeas & a Hawthorn Tree

This Spring we really started working on the Curb Appeal of our farmhouse (see the before & after HERE

It was so fun to make a welcoming and comfortable spot for us to watch the kids play in our driveway.

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We re- landscaped, added lattice, created a Pallet sign, and added a new light and some new rocking chairs.

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal - Summer

We added a Hawthorn tree and of course lots of hydrangeas and small evergreen shrubs.

The Hawthorn tree has some beautiful white summer flowers in late May early June.

These summer flowers are not particularly fragrant but bloom a long while & look beautiful.

Sharing all the details of my FAVORITE summer plants & what summer plants do best in shade along with a summer garden tour of our farmhouse with 19 more summer outdoor space ideas from my blogging friends with pictures! #hawthornetree #summerplants https://lehmanlane.net

Just about the same time as these flowers stop blooming, the hydrangeas start.

And my FAVORITE Summer Plants are hydrangeas!!!

Along the front of our farmhouse we planted native Annabelle hydrangeas.

Annabelle Hydrangeas

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We have a beautiful Alice oakleaf hydrangea planted to the left of the stone steps leading to the front of our farmhouse.

Alice Oakleaf Hydrangeas

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Summer Plants for the Driveway

We lined our driveway (aka Lehman lane) with Annabelle hydrangeas.

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They were only about 4 inches tall when they came in the mail but now they are 3-4 feet tall and getting bigger everyday.

Summer Plants that Like Shade

Under the tall Maple & Evergreen Spruce Trees of our driveway, I have a shade garden next to our garage.

Hosta & Astilbe in the Summer Shade Garden

I planted a mixed shade bed of Hosta & Astilbe along with a few hydrangeas.

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They look beautiful & add texture & color & are the perfect summer plants that can handle complete shade & don’t need too much water once established.

Summer Plants to Decorate the Backyard Deck

We are truly fortunate to have lots of outdoor spots to sit and watch the flowers and share a glass of wine with friends and family.

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This is the patio/deck off of our kitchen. 

Last spring we added a DIY- privacy fence to keep this special spot where we share many family meals more intimate. 

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It’s shaded most of the day from 3 giant spruce trees a few green giant arborvitaes.

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I love to decorate it with my favorite summer plants, hydrangeas.

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Summer Plants for the Stone Walkway Shade Garden Path with Liriope, Hosta, Rhododendron & a Giant Pin Oak Tree

Walking around to the other side of our farmhouse we have a stone path that leads to our backyard.

See how we created a DIY stone walkway around the entire farmhouse (HERE)

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I planted a shady garden path of summer plants like Liriope, Hosta, hydrangeas, rhododendron, dogwoods under a giant old 60-70 foot tall pin Oak tree.

Elephant Hosta

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Although sedum is know for summer drought gardens, our Yellow Sedum goes well under the shade summer garden path & makes great summer plants.

Yellow Sedum

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Wisteria Covered Arbor

Through a wisteria arbor you are led to another seating area off our family room.

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Asiatic Lily

Asiatic Lily are wonderful summer plants because they bloom for a long time & get bigger & bigger every year.

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Summer Plants on the Backyard Deck

We plan on adding a pergola back here soon to help add some more shade to all our summer plants & deck but for now a patio umbrella helps keep us cool.

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The evergreen backdrop of our backyard deck garden give us a feeling of privacy & another garden room.

Evergreens make great summer plants, trees & shrubs because any flowers, furniture or plants you place in front of them pop!

Summer Fire Pit

Back out to the yard and our stone fire pit where we enjoy many s’more nights with the Blue Spruce trees in the background.

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(dogwood with peonies and coneflowers under planted)

Down the hill from our fire pit is where we planted some apple trees, we play lots of lawn games and the kids play on their playset. 

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I hope to add even more summer plants & flowers like fruit trees, a big vegetable patch and if I can talk Jason into it, a chicken coup (see it HERE) to my future summer garden.

Pink Yarrow Under the Oak Tree

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I hope this gives you some ideas for what summer plants you might want to add to your summer garden this year!

by Tara Lehman

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop

To celebrate our love for outdoor spaces & summer plants, I hosted a summer garden tour & outdoor spaces blog hop.

There is a summer garden tour every day this week for you to sneak a peek & see how we decorate and entertain in our outdoor spaces in the summer.

Summer Garden tour and outdoor Spaces Hop

Monday

Lehman Lane / Our House Now a Home / The Dean’s List

Green with Décor / 2 Bees in a Pod – Vicki’s House

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Tuesday

Two Purples Couches / Knock it Off Kim

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Wednesday

2 Bees in a Pod – Jennifer’s house/ My Life from Home

Average but Inspired / Refresh Living

Summer Garden tour and blog hop

Thursday

Little Bits of Home / The Honeycomb Home / Iris Nacole

Twelve on Main / Beauteeful Living

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Friday

Hunt & Host / Simple Nature Décor / Love Your Abode / My Creative Days

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Summer Home Tour

Sharing all the tips, tricks & ideas for how to create a simple, beautiful & fancy outdoor summer tablescape with a recipe for DIY bug repellant along with 8 more summer tablescape ideas from my blogging friends with pictures! #summertablescape #alfresco #summerpartyideas https://lehmanlane.net
Sharing 15 of my favorite shade plants, perennials & shrubs to grow under trees. #shadeplants #landscaping #backyardideas #shadeperennials #shadegardenideas https://lehmanlane.net
Just a few short years ago we created a stone fire pit. It is one of our family's favorite spots to hang out in our backyard, especially when we have large parties. We recently gave our fire pit an upgrade for less than $100 in just one day! Check out our gravel fire pit makeover! #peagravel #firepit #diyfirepit #outdoordiy #gravelfirepit #firepitmakeover #backyardpatio https://lehmanlane.net

Comments

  1. Tara your landscaping and gardens are just gorgeous! I love the hedge of hydrangeas, and so, so much more! You have done an incredible job bring your yard back to beautiful 🙂

  2. Your outdoor space look like a gorgeous estate home. It looks great before, but now its something that should be in a magazine. The front stone wall makes the front look so grand.
    Hugs Maria

  3. You have done such a beautiful job so far with your yard! I love all the different spaces in your backyard, and all of those beautiful established plants! What a gorgeous farmhouse yard you have, Tara.

  4. Your yard is completely divine. I would do anything to have Hydrangeas here. They are my favorite. All your outdoor rooms and rich history of the place just make it so special. I wish I could visit!!!! Thanks for the great tour!

    1. If you are ever in Pa you are more than welcome to visit Kim! Thanks so much for your sweet comments about our outdoor space!!!

  5. Whoa, Tara! Your yard is gigantic and GORGEOUS! I love all of your flowers, especially how you lined your driveway. Thanks so much for hosting this hop!

  6. Love your yard! And this may just be one of my favorite blog hops… I love to see outdoor spaces. It’s one of the areas I’ve worked the most on in my own home so I’m always interested in other possibilities too. You should take a look at my gardens on my blog if you get the chance.

    1. Thank you so much for visiting and for your sweet comments Megan! I hope to see your gardens online soon, thanks for the invite 🙂

  7. Your yard is stunning!!! Your flowers are gorgeous and I love your fire pit area! Those hydrangeas are some of the prettiest I’ve seen! Thanks so much for hosting this party!

  8. Oh my goodness Tara, your yard is such a wonderland! Seriously, so beautiful! I’d be over the moon to have spaces like your’s on my property. Now I have yard goals!!

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