Thursday, May 3, 2012

Little Pergola and Old Bricks

This is my little hiding spot.  My "iced tea with lemon" place.

It's just all green right now~~I have NO flowers : ( in bloom and haven't bought my annuals for the pots yet~~

I'm way behind!  Tomorrow will get some potting soil and spend the day picking out my flowers for the pots and iron planters on the shed~~

My old, old wicker.  Looks good back here though~~

The Virginia Creeper has grown fast in just two years~~I dearly love it.  And plan to paint the shed tan to match the new siding on the house~~then add my trellis and Virgina Creeper hopefully by this fall~~

It's so quiet back here~~I just can't wait to escape to my little hiding place~~
And my hostas are doing great this year~~another passion.

Between the little pergola and the shed
another hiding spot for outdoor gardening things (some old chairs to hold pots and my little metal potting table)~~
all tucked in behind these two structures~~~~

A sweet little place to hide a barrel of potting soil, clay pots, the wheelbarrows, etc.~~

I truly believe I have more bricks/pavers in my backyard than all my neighbors put together:  I even have them laid behind the shed so I won't have to mow there!  Love old bricks and pavers~~don't you?

Thanks for letting me share my little space!


Sharing my garden spot here (you should too)~~


  1. What a wonderful spot to sit! So pretty and looks relaxing. I have to laugh, though, I have been trying to eradicate the Virginia creeper around our yard for years!

  2. Very pretty and cozy:) And yes I do love bricks and pavers. I have them in my gardens too. They seem to make everything stand out more. Thanks for sharing your private spot with us:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  3. so pretty, I love your little patio.

  4. It looks like a lovely place for tea and a good book! Even a little nap. xo

  5. What a beautiful place to relax! I can see why it's your favorite place to escape.

  6. love the old brick patios and hiding areas. Did you lay them yourself and, if so, was it hard to do? Did you use cement?

  7. I just love your spot-
    especially the idea of having an iced tea place.
    I am so glad I found your blog- and I am a new follower. I feel like I have found a kindred spirit!

    Enjoyed visiting- I joined the same party (I am #13).

    White Spray Paint

  8. Your little hiding place is my dream..
    I wanted to thank you for your visit to my blog and your kind comments. As for the brick pavers, my husband thought I was out of my mind as he watched me come and go with those bricks in my trunk.. "your gona kill the car with all that weight"!! But who listened to him! haha
    I still stop on the side of the road when I see any that are tossed...Thanks again for your visit and by the way the Datura or trumpet tree came from a tiny cutting a few years ago and each year I have to clip it down to a manageable size... thanks again.. Sandy

  9. Hi Patty...thanks for sharing your cozy little spots. They look wonderful. I have to get me some Virginia Creeper....does it flower?

  10. Oh, Patty, what a wonderful oasis you have created! I can see why it's your little hiding place. I love all the old paving bricks, your well loved furnishings, and the lush plantings. Just perfect!
    Mary Alice

  11. I've been dreaming of a little spot like that! Lush and green.

  12. Where are you getting all your old brick and have you found a way to remove the old mortar? Looks wonderful!

  13. Ohhh! I adore the "iced tea with lemon" place. It's a perfect hang-out on those sunny days. With all the plants in its surroundings, I can definitely smell fresh air. You do need to add color to this spot just like you said, add flowers to it. And it would be complete. Good luck.

  14. That’s a very nice spot to enjoy your tea! I just hope you started placing flowers around it so that it will become more alive and more colorful. That will be very nice to look at, but that depends if you love looking at flowers. Hehe!

    + Angelina Garcia +