With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Sepia Scenes ~ Patio

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sepia Scenes ~ Patio

A view of our patio at the back of the house, surrounded by a boxwood hedge.
These bushes were tiny little globes when we first planted them.
I trim them back each year but like to keep them on the high side
for privacy.
For the past five or so years, we have needed to treat them
for boxwood leaf miners, which have the potential to destroy them all.
We lost one bush before we realized the problem, but the others have
grown in and the missing one is no longer noticeable.

Here is a good photo of how the damaged leaves look from the leaf miner.
Joining Mary T for Sepia Scenes


The Tablescaper said...

What a gorgeous porch. Was the lattice always there or did you add it?

- The Tablescaper

RoseBelle said...

I bought three boxwood hedge plants years ago and I love how low maintenance these bushes are! Mine is still very small and I haven't trimmed them yet. Maybe I should to encourage growth?? I just love the evergreen color year round from them.

Patti said...

Your patio and your house look absolutely lovely.

Have a great Wednesday!

Ralph said...

That is a beautiful addition to the patio. The look is so nice with a hedge as a border than the usual and boring fences. It is a classic style even on a modern house, it feels like the past in sepia. Nice!

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

Great photo and I also loved the ones of the doves in the previous post.

Marice said...

wow you got a wonderful patio :) thanks for sharing :)

u may view mine here

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful view of the back of your house, the front must be really gorgeous as well!


Ann said...

What a nice porch. I wish we has something around our yard for more privacy. Ours is wide open.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, what an awesome photograph of your beautiful back porch! Thanks for sharing!

Mildred said...

Your porch looks like a great place to enjoy a lemonade at the end of the day! Everything looks so different without all the snow you featured during the winter months!

EG Wow said...

Lovely backyard. How dreadful about the leaf miners!

My Sepia Scenes shot is here:

Julie Harward said...

Lots of beauty going on around you...lovely patio and yard and I loved the post below about the hatching...so sweet! Come say hi :D

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Your back porch is gorgeous! I'll bet you really enjoy relaxing there. Wish I had a covered porch. I'm working on some ideas to do just that, but it would be hard to tie in to the back of our home.

marie said...

You have a beautiful patio and I love the privacy!The boxwoods are the perfect privacy "fence"!

crochet lady said...

That is such a cozy place, what a blessing that only one shrub was lost. That would be hard to start over and wait for something to grow again, to have such a private setting.


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