Hey y’all! It’s the weekend!! Yay!! I thought I’d help you get into a lazy, chill mood by showing you one of my favorite places to unwind and relax….my mother-in-law’s garden.
She has been blessed with not just a green thumb but 10. She has a gift of turning a boring yard into an oasis.
Grandma’s garden is magical.
The Hubs and I actually got engaged in the backyard of my in-laws’ previous home. It was so beautiful – full of flowers and fruit trees and a hammock. Once summer came around, I was often found outside eating cherries straight from the tree while swinging in the hammock. (This was before kids, of course!)
And their current home is no different. Grandma’s yard is her pride and joy. You can wake up with the sun and find her already outside planting and digging and watering.
Here are a few pictures I captured around their house:
The stacked pots on the left were a Mother’s Day gift from my sister-in-law. My MIL recreated one for the front yard. (Learn how to make your own HERE.)
Grandma planted a few trees in the backyard and created her own curbing around it.
She embellished the cement with rocks and pretty stones. A rusting agent was applied as well for added color and to make the curbing look like it’s been there for a long time.
One of my favorite features are these trellises MIL built out of scrap wood. The vines will cover the trellis by the end of the summer.
A finial was added to the top of the trellis and gives it the perfect rustic finish.
Small solar lights were added inside the flowers and come on at night.
I absolutely love the stone steps she made leading out to the sidewalk.
They were created with the same plastic curbing Grandma used for the trees, but boards were nailed to each side of the curbing to make the U shape. Beginning with the bottom step, the concrete was poured into the U mold and set. Pretty stones and rocks were added to the steps as well.
Both the metal dragonfly and large flower were pieces she found and added. The metal flower actually had a hook attached to it, but it was broken off for the steps project.
Topiaries line the fence…
I love sitting in the backyard at my in-laws’ house. It is so peaceful, and the scenery is beautiful. The summer evenings are so much more mild in Utah than in Texas, so it’s a nice escape. My sweet boys enjoy being out here, too…playing in the grass, digging in the sand table, searching for bugs, and helping Grandma water the plants.
It’s going to be hard to leave here! We’ve really enjoyed the memories we’ve been making.
Hope you have a relaxing and chill weekend! What are your weekend plans? Working in the yard? Are you watching the Olympics? Whatever you do this weekend, I hope it’s a great one!