My Outdoor Patio

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I’ve been working on my outdoor patio area. A lot! And while I am nowhere near being finished – due to all of the rain – I thought I would share a quick sneak peek!

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Last week I shared with you my new garden flag. If you missed it you can see it here.

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We’ve been building a new flagstone patio and raised beds. We still have a few things to finish up on those but we are getting there. This is the only shaded area of the back yard so I am loving being able to put in shade plants.

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I’ve hung the outdoor patio lanterns… I think this year I would like to add a few smaller ones in a complimentary color to the mix.. The bird feeders are cleaned out and full of seed.

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My clematis is going crazy!

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The herb garden is thriving. Yay! Since we added the beds this year I also planted some lavender.

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The strawberries are multiplying like rabbits. Soon I will have enough to put in my cereal for breakfast. Yum!outdoor patio 7

We never really had much of a winter here in Texas so most of  the flowers in my large planters never died. Bonus for me! As you can see they have thrived in the last month with all of the rain.

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Remember how I said it has been raining a lot? Well, every once in awhile you take a picture and it’s something crazy that you can’t explain how you got it. Well this picture of my pond is one of those.

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It totally looks like it has been filtered or edited, but no. One crazy effect, right?

I still have a lot to do. Mulch the beds, replace the fence, paint some furniture, put up the redneck pool, plant more flowers, paint the shed doors and the list goes on and on… I guess a gardeners work is never done here at the castle!

Until next time…


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Tammy from Patina and Paint


  1. Tammy, everything looks so pretty at your house! Your pot plants are already so full? Did yours live from last summer? Ours did…first time I ever remember that!

    The rain kind of drives me crazy because I favor sunlight but I sure am thankful for this instead of drought.

    I’m going to snoop around and look at your pond. Be sure and mark your calendar for the garden party link up on April 25th.

    1. Thanks Stacey! Yes, my pot plants are from last year. Crazy right?

      I love the rain too… I’m just impatient to get outside and plant some more. Although as you know here in Texas there will be plenty of sun and we will be begging for rain before too long.

      I can’t wait for the garden party link up!

  2. Wow, your pots really do look gorgeous! How wonderful that they lived through winter. I am just starting to plant all of mine. I have that same Clematis and it is always gorgeous. Love the fun lanterns! Thanks for sharing with the Garden Party.

    1. Thanks Jan!
      I can’t believe that the plants made it through the winter, but so glad that they did! I am so happy that Stacey invited me to the garden party. So many great ideas!

  3. Tammy,
    This is my type of gardening! So lush, healthy and your pots are gloriously full and vibrant. I certainly see someone with a happy green thumb.
    My geraniums have done better this year than ever.
    Not sure why…but I’ll take those pretty blooms!
    Great to have you at the garden party:)

    1. Thanks Jemma!
      Most of the plants lived through the winter. It was a really mild one for north Texas. First time that has ever happened but I am enjoying them. I can’t wait to see you geraniums… love to see everyones pretty gardens!

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