Out Doors At Our Homes

out door show I’m joining in Outdoor Wednesday today over at A Southern Daydreamer with the wonderful host Susan. To see more beautiful outdoor photos, run over there, after your visit here.

DSC07107 This planter sits between our garage doors~


It’s a rusty planter, so I have to keep a rug under it to keep the rust off of the driveway.


DSC07110Here’s the Lantana I planted weeks ago…I wish I had a before picture, because they were just very small plants that I planted.

DSC07111They grow so fast…and are VERY drought tolerant. And, very easy to care for!!!!! Just let them be! They are such an eye catcher as you go down the road!

DSC07112 Now, they cover the whole area! I plan on doing more of these soon, at the side of our house…they will bloom until the first frost…. which around East TN could be Mid Oct to Mid Nov.

DSC07114Love the elephant ears!!! They are so easy and they come back every year! They remind me of something tropical.

DSC07115 I have 2 ferns that sit on each side of the front door. I’m pleased with the way they have done this year. They are the Boston Fern. And, a must have for ever Southern Porch!

DSC07116I found new chair cushions this year at Ross. They are so poofy and I love the colors!

DSC07119 Hubby found these 2 at Ross….of course he had to have them on the porch. lol ;) We have Hoss and Lucy in the back yard and now the front…lol ;) I told him, not to bring home any more dogs…lol ;) But, HOLD that thought!!!!!! They do keep Miss Birdie company. :)

DSC07128 Who doesn’t have Lilies! Mine were GORGEOUS a few weeks back…but now they need all the dead sticks pulled out and we have about a hundred of them….I’m not kidding! Any one want to come help me?

DSC07123 The Crepe Myrtle is just starting to bloom.


DSC07129 This birds nest is in a tree in the front yard….this is the second Robin this year to claim this nest! I know, I have never heard of it either….but it has happened here! In the Spring we had a different Robin….she laid her eggs….raised her babies….they left home and so did she….then a couple weeks ago, we found more eggs and a new Momma in this same nest….one of the eggs has hatched now.

AND we have another new friend~REMEMBER that THOUGHT I told you to HOLD?

DSC07126 This is Scruffy…he hangs out on our Sun Room Porch! He belongs to the neighbors that lives down behind us….but he thinks he lives HERE! He sleeps in our mulch…that’s why he looks so dirty…lol ;) Guess that’s why the named him Scruffy….or maybe he’s just living up to his name…lol ;) He is so cute and when I talk to him he runs around in circles! He follows me EVERYWHERE I go! When he sees me out he comes running! However, Hoss and Lucy are not doing good at making friends with him, they don’t LIKE him at all!!! lol :) I really think he sits at our back door, because I give him treats…lol ;)

Now~ In my title I said Out Doors At Our Homes~so let me explain.

DSC07120 This was our home from 1988-2004 ~16 1/2 years we lived here. It is right across the street from our home now! I get to see it everyday! We did all the BEAUTIFUL landscaping at this house! Sometimes I look across the street and miss it, sometimes I wish I still lived there…especially on cleaning day here ;)

Well, that’s the outdoors at our homes! :) To see more beautiful outdoors go over to Susan’s at A Southern Daydreamer and enjoy the outdoors today!

I want to thank all of you for your wonderful support about Patricia’s book…Reflections Of A Mississippi Magnolia! Let me know what you think about the book! I know you will love it!

More exciting new coming soon!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Feel free to leave a comment and let me know you came by! I hope you all have a wonderful day! Nancy


Stacey said...

Hi Nancy! Everything is so pretty. I love lantana and day lilies. Your ferns are pretty too. I can't believe you moved across the street! I tried to talk my hubby into moving into the neighborhood across the street a few years back. He said he wouldn't pack and move everything unless there is more distance. Lately he's been talking alot about the day when we can move back to Texas. Talk about hot!

stefanie said...

your photos are beautiful, thank you so much for sharing. i love your new friend.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Rosalina... loved BOTH of your homes and your gorgeous flowers. You have quite the green thumb, and your flowers are living proof of that! Look at Scruffy. What a sweet boy he is! Makes me miss my two SO much.

Have a Happy Outdoor Wednesday...


Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oops! Nancy, I accidentally saw Rosalina an called you that. So sorry! :-)

Colleen said...

Your flowers are GORGEOUS! Mine are starting to suffer from the heat but that is just a fact of life here in Louisiana!

Tammy518 said...

Lots of beautiful pics, Nancy! And wow, that lantana really exploded, huh? I'm gonna have to get me some of those.

Scruffy is cute, and I love those new chair cushions of yours!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

All so pretty - thanks for sharing. Scruffy is a cutie.

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

The lantana is really pretty. Love the color too!


Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Such beautiful flowers, and those ferns...oh, my!! :) Just lovely!!!

I am very curious about what you have coming up with Southern Lady! :) I found out about that magazine through you last year, and now it's my favorite magazine! Even though I'm moving up north I plan to continue my subscription up there!!

Thanks for sharing today, Nancy :)!


Anonymous said...

What beautiful pictures, I love the robins egg.

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Amy said...

Your photography is super. Lovely pics of all your blooms. Your ferns are enormous! What a beautiful blog you have. Thanks for sharing your home with us. Amy :)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Nancy beautiful outdoor post. Just beautiful. The lantana I am anxious about after seeing yours. I just bought some last week. Just a couple of starts for one of my flower beds. We shall see how they do. Especially drought tolerant. We live in Phoenix, so that is exactly what I need. We don't see much rain here. The Boston Fern looks so lush and so healthy. It loves where you have it. Great Outdoor Wednesday Post. Please stop by and say hi. Would love to have you visit. Country Hugs, Sherry

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Nancy,
The flowers are just lovely! My lantana is going crazy, as well. I need to pull some dead from the Lilies, too. Always something to do outside but it's so great to look at all the blooming going on.
Love the front of both of your houses.
Enjoy the rest of your week.

Monica said...

Hi Nancy,

Amazing flowers...Your ferns are fabulous. I love the robins eggs... Thanks for sharing.

Darla said...

Everything is beautiful. Love the rusty container, the lantana, the lilies, the crepe, the doggies, and your old yard!!

Sandra said...

You have such a gorgeous yard! Your lantanas are stunning! I just planted 6 lantanas thru out my front yard. I can't wait for them to grow as big as yours.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Nancy this is all so beautiful!! I'll have to remember lantana, for the front of the house! Gorgeous!

Cindy said...

You have some really beautiful planats, Nancy. Aah, I love what you said about your old house. I have moved several times in the last few yeaars and I always look back on my homes with such fondness. How nice to have it just across the street from you! hugs, ~cindy s~

bj said...

Hi, Nancy Rosalina..(I love that name!) Your flowers are breathtaking. Just beautiful. I am going to get some Lantana, for sure. Your's is so pretty.
We almost bought a prettier home across the street from our house once, a lifetime ago...I decided that since both our children had grown up in our old home place, I would squall myself silly so we passed. We made the right choice..just as you made the right choice in buying the one across the street. :)

Candy said...

I feel like scruffy...I want to hang out in YOUR yard. It is beautiful and full of color. I know I may sound like a broken record but...we are in drought so I look forward to walking through your gardens. I might even take a nap in the cedar chips.

Just call me Scruffy!

Crystal said...

Hi Nancy,
Everything is your yard look wonderful and I love both of your houses. You definitely have a green thumb. The blooms on your crepe myrtle are amazing. Scruffy looks so adorable too.
Thanks for stopping by to visit and your nice comments.

Brenda Pruitt said...

You are going to have LOTS of butterflies with those type flowers! You asked what the plant in the red pot is? It's a Bromeliad.

Becky said...

Oh Nancy....your flowers are absolutely beautiful!!! And my goodness your Lantana is huge!!! My Lantana looks pitiful this year. Don't know if we had too much water during the spring or what....but it never really took off this year.

Dawn Marie said...

very pretty! you gave me some ideas for planting around here..I need some drought resistant and heat tolerant flower ideas. I start out really well but then i peter out as the growing season goes on.

I need to do this--get some photos of my plants...before you know it winter will be here.

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Nancy
I love all your beautiful landscaping and all your pretty added touches! So lovely!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Your flowers are stunning -- I can't believe how lush! Everything looks perfect... well, except the daylilies, but they never look good for long, unfortunately! I've got to tidy mine up, too.

And I'm in love with Scruffy --he is a darling. I've got a 7-year old human neighbor who does the same thing--- follow me around!

Angie said...

I want to trade yards with you because your is absolutely gorgeous! That is so interesting that you live across the street from your old house. I get very attached to where I live so I'd be sentimental too.

Tracey said...

Everything looks beautiful Nancy!
Scruffy is such a cutie :)
I hope he wins over Hoss and Lucy as friends!

Jessica said...

Morning Fancy~

Your flowers look gorgeous....and I just LOVE lantana. I have yellow gold lantana planted at the arch and I've just noticed it peeking through the knockout roses and jasmine...woohoo! Love what you've done! Your ferns are amazing! :)

Hope your day is a good one!

Big hugs~ J

Unknown said...

Oh, I love your yard. All your planters are beautiful and how sweet you get to look at your older home. I love all the landscaping you did.

I will leave the blueberry pie on your front porch.


Mary Bergfeld said...

Such glorious color. Your photos are lovely. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Darlene said...

WOW...ALL of your outdoor plants and flowers are just GORGEOUS!!!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Nancy, both yards are beautiful! All of your flowers are wonderful. I also love Lantana and am always amazed at how quickly that little plant turns into a huge flowering beauty! laurie

Melissa Miller said...

Nancy what a gorgeous OW post! I loved everything form your gorgeous flowers to hearing about your old home across from you. That is so cool to see that.
Your new cushions are stunning!

Poor Scruffy...I wish you could keep him instead. He looks like he loves you more than his owners.
He looks so sweet.

Have a great weekend.
~Melissa :)