My House: The Backyard is Done!

I finally got around to photographing the backyard! Besides a few finishing things on my husband's to-do list, it's pretty much done! Hooray.

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It's such an improvement from the boring box of a backyard we had before, now it's a pretty box. It's so nice to sit outside (cold bevvy in hand, of course) and actually see and hear a bit of life! Who knew I'd notice something so small as the rustling of the leaves. It's got a bit of filling in to do, but I'm so happy with how it turned out. I really have to give most of the credit to my husband who planned and executed everything - high five Mikey! He even thought ahead and designed the curve so that we can perfectly fit a round patio in there one day.

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Here's a reminder of the before (I like how dramatic it is with the dead spring grass):
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And of course, the backyard wouldn't be complete if I didn't show my favourite spot to sit and take it all in. A few shots of the deck*...

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*full disclosure: these deck shots are actually from last summer. It looks exactly the same so I didn't think it was worth re-shooting and well, I'm lazy ;)

What do you think?

Christine


45 comments:

  1. looking good! i have been using your yard as inspiration to pull my own yard together

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    1. That's so awesome, that makes me happy to hear! Good luck with your yard, it sure is hard work!!

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  2. dang, that's one good looking backyard. i have a visual of two 1.5 year olds chilling in those wee blue chairs next summer ;)

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    1. Defintiely. ohmygosh, it freaks me out and makes me smile just thinking about how big they'll be next summer!

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  3. Just beautiful Christine. Looks like you have an awesome green thumb....something I'm severely lacking ;) If I ever own a home, I think I'll need to fly you in from Edmonton to help me out! Haha...happy weekend to you dear.

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    1. Um, no. I definitely do NOT have a green thumb. My plants are usually very, very thirsty ;)

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  4. Beautiful! I think it's going to feel so lush when those trees grow a little. Love the sectional too!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I can't wait for everything to grow in.

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  5. Wow - you guys really did a great job. It looks amazing!

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  6. it looks fantastic! you guys did such a great job laying everything out, well done!

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  7. FABULOUS!! I esp. love the little zones you've created & that landscaping is so beautiful. I'm sitting here glaring at our backyard as we speak...muttering things like, "Why can't you be like Christine's backyard dammit."

    (I hear you on using previously snapped pics--why bother retaking pics if it essentially looks the same, I've totally done it.)

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    1. haha, you crack me up! And glad I'm not the only one doubling up on photos. I'm all about less work ;)

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  8. Christine, I love the shape of the garden bed, it definitely softens that boxy feel (I have a backyard box too)...great job Mikey! :)

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  9. Gorgeous. Bravo Mikey! Love how the curve plays beautifully with the boxyness of the yard. Perfect! But curious, no bugs??? I remember when we lived in Sherwood Park, we had an amazing screened deck, it was fun to sit and laugh at the mosquitoes trying to get in!

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    1. Haha, this made me laugh out loud, Barbara! You've definitely lived here haven't you? The mosquitos weren't too, too bad this year until a bout of July rain. It's not too bad if you're not out at dawn and dusk. We'd probably sit out there a lot more though if we had a screen!

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  10. just beautiful! love the details and the splashes of yellow!

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  11. Now that's a transformation! Love it. Congrats!

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  12. It looks so much better,love it, very cosy.
    By the way i enjoyed readind the interview with Barbara,it was nice to know you a litlle bit more.
    Congratulations
    xoxo
    Lulu

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    1. Aw, thank you so much. You always leave the sweetest comments :)

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  13. Love it! It looks beyond great!
    Can't wait to see it in real life! ;-)

    You and mostly Mike did an outstanding job and very hard one.

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    1. Thanks, Kat! You're not kidding, landscaping is freakin' HARD. How's your deck/yard coming?

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  14. Looks great…I need to come over while the weather is till warm. I don 't think I have sat out on your porch once this year!

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    1. We sat in the loungy chairs in the corner shade a few times, but ya you need to come over more.

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  15. Wow. I LOVE your deck seating. Looks so comfy cozy.

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  16. You've completely inspired me! I love the curved garden bed with the gravel.

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  17. Just over from Hodge:Podge - I love your blog! I am your newest follower. :)

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  18. Looks awesome!! Congrats on completing it.

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  19. Hi Christine! So nice to 'meet' you! Your backyard looks amazing! I am a blogger living in Edmonton too! Your house is gorgeous! Have a wonderful week! Angie xo

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    1. Hi Angie! So lovely to "meet" you too! It's nice to hear from another local blogger, go e-town!!

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  20. Your backyard looks great! Hope summer sticks around a long time this year so you get a lot of chances to enjoy it! :) So glad you're coming out for IDSwest!

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  21. Gorgeous! Would you mind sharing where the fire pit is from?

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