Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  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.  To celebrate our love for outdoor spaces I am hosting a summer garden tour & outdoor spaces blog hop along with many of my blogging friends.  Every day this week get ready to sneak a peek over our virtual fences to see how we  decorate and entertain in our outdoor spaces.

I get just as excited to people's outdoor spaces as I inside their homes. Come check out my summer garden tour along with more of my friends! #gardentourbloghop http://lehmanlane.net

 

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop

(oak leaf hydrangea)

We moved into our old farmhouse 3 years ago and our yard was completely overgrown.  At one point you could tell there had been a plan but years of neglect left overgrown trees, shrubs, weeds and even trash behind.  I used to kid Jason that we bought an overgrown Christmas tree farm for there was very little left of what had once been a turkey farm over a 100 years ago.

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop

(mixed shade bed of hostas and astilibe with Japanese and red maple in the background)

The first 2 years we took down well over 20 trees and countless shrubs and weeds.  While we still have 3 more trees to take down we have started planning out the gardens and landscaping.  I truly love to garden and spend time envisioning what our yard with look like in the next few years.  We have added lots and lots of hydrangeas which are my absolute favorite flower.  The more we plant the more it feels like our home :). We lined our driveway (aka Lehman lane) with Annabelle hydrangeas.  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 Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop

This Spring we really started working on the Curb Appeal of our farmhouse (full reveal here).  It was so fun to make a welcoming and comfortable spot for us to watch the kids play in our driveway.

Farmhouse front porch - curb appeal reveal - Summer

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

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces

A DIY Pallet Sign for the front porch adds so much character to the front of our home. And the best part is it was totally free to make, learn how to make yours today!

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

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop

(Annabelle hydrangea)

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.

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop

 

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

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop - table

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop - strawberries

I just love to use my cut flower hydrangeas to decorate with.

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop - oakleaf hydrangea

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop- hydrangeas candles

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop - kitchen deck

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

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop(shady garden path of liriope,hostas, hydrangeas, rhododendron, dogwoods and a 60-70 pin Oak tree)

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop

(elephant hosta)

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop yellow sedum

(sedum)

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

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop

(Asiatic lily)

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

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop

Back out to the yard and our stone fire pit where we enjoy many s’more nights.

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop

(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.  I hope to add even more fruit trees, a big vegetable patch and if I can talk Jason into it, a chicken coup.

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop(Winesap apple tree)

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop

(pink yarrow)

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out our summer garden tour & outdoor spaces hop.  Don’t forget to visit my friends outdoor spaces below!

TaraSignature

 

Summer Garden Tour & Ourdoor Spaces Blog Hop

Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop

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

Summer Garden Tour / Outdoor Spaces Hop

Tuesday

Two Purples Couches

Knock it Off Kim

Summer Garden tour and blog hop

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

Summer Garden tour and blog hop

Friday

Hunt & Host

Simple Nature Décor

Love Your Abode

My Creative Days

Follow Along with all the garden tours by following #gardentourbloghop

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39 thoughts on “Summer Garden Tour & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop

  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. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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!

  7. 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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