summertime

this is what summertime looks like around here, at least on weekends. during the week, there's still construction in our neighbor's yard, so all the cushions get put away and it's pretty dusty out.  let's start with the patch of fake grass...

 looks good, doesn't it? hhh had a lot of doubts, but he's a convert now. :)

looks good, doesn't it? hhh had a lot of doubts, but he's a convert now. :)

 this is the shady part of the yard. there are ferns, hydrangea, a rubber plant, and some ivy. 

this is the shady part of the yard. there are ferns, hydrangea, a rubber plant, and some ivy. 

 a tall planter with coleus and korean feather grass.

a tall planter with coleus and korean feather grass.

 all the furniture is from ikea. it's pretty beat-up but is definitely good value.

all the furniture is from ikea. it's pretty beat-up but is definitely good value.

 the climbing hydrangea is fighting a scale infestation in the corner. scale is really gross. :(

the climbing hydrangea is fighting a scale infestation in the corner. scale is really gross. :(

 this is how the yard was arranged for hhh's birthday bbq a few weeks back. there some small pots of thyme and polka dots on the table.

this is how the yard was arranged for hhh's birthday bbq a few weeks back. there some small pots of thyme and polka dots on the table.

 another view of the picnic table area.

another view of the picnic table area.

willa enjoys the fake grass too. she loves how warm it gets. 

willa-yard