Fall Garden

You may remember in the late spring/early summer I planted a butterfly garden along our newly laid brick path.  Here’s what it looked like a couple of years ago before we laid the brick path:

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And here’s what it looked like in early June right after I did all the planting:

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After a summer of mild temperatures and lots of fertilizer and TLC, here’s where we are now:

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Checking out a hummingbird

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The ground cover hasn’t done as well as I had hoped but maybe after a winter of rain it will come in full by the spring.  The Nemesia, Sage, and Penstemon have done great and I hope they will cover the fence by spring.

Besides the garden I have been busy with a lot of other house projects I am excited to share once they are finished.  Lots of painting and other updates have been happening.  I hope to have some photos soon.

Also, a couple of client projects have been really fun for me lately and one has led me to add another color to my deep rich colors list:  BM Elk Horn

Screen shot 2012 10 05 at 10.10.54 PM Fall GardenIf you have unpainted woodwork in a golden or oaky tone and you are wanting to go darker but stay neutral on the walls, this is the color for you!  We painted her dining room this color to accent her 1920s home with a golden colored wood trim and it is gorgeous.  When the room is finished I will share some photos because this little swatch doesn’t do it justice–seriously!

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4 Responses to Fall Garden

  1. Lisa October 6, 2012 at 5:18 am #

    Wow Lane! Your garden really took off! I love the pops of color and your pretty winding brick path. How sweet is your little one looking at the hummingbird? That’s actually a really pretty backdrop for a family photo come to think of it.

    • Lane McNab October 8, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

      Great idea about the family photo Lisa-Thanks!

  2. Holly October 8, 2012 at 5:18 am #

    What a pretty garden you’ve created Lane and that walkway is so nice – I can imagine a nice stroll in the early morning with some tea or coffee and there is all kinds of creation to teach your kiddos about too – really pretty! And I can’t wait to see that paint color you talked about above – that’s a new one for me so I’m interested to see it. Choosing paint colors can be so challenging so I’m always interested in trying out new selections. Hope you had a great weekend – I’ve been a little relaxed in my blogging lately but still trying to make my rounds of reading.

  3. Kat October 8, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    Lovin’ the walkway!! Thanks for the update:)

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