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I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I am not one who will settle for neutral colors as they bore me. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby and 10 years later my art is my full time passion.
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17 September 2012

Late summer on the patio

This summer we revamped our patio area. It was mostly flagstone and every year we would have to pick it all up and relay it. After 5 summers, we got tired of all the work and decided to put down aggregate.

It was also an opportunity to invest in a new patio set along with a big offset umbrella. Our table seats up to 8 people very comfortably. We are in the process of finishing up a stone fire pit (which you can't see in the pic) which will afford us some nice late summer and early fall fires.

 I snapped a couple pics this morning of what is still looking amazing in my patio and garden!

95 degrees today here in western Oregon...we are having an indian summer! This warm weather is expected all week. At least now all my tomatoes will ripen as they were very late this year.


romance-of-roses said...

I think we were posting at the same time. Your garden is still so pretty. Mine is now resting till next spring. Hugs...Lu

Firecracker Kid said...

Very nice and inviting. Enjoy it as long as you can. Everything looks pretty :)

Heaven's Walk said...

What a beautiful space to relax and enjoy your wonderful garden, Debbi! Love the addition of aggregate. What a difference! Your flowers look so healthy yet! Enjoy the last few days of summertime! :)

xoxo laurie

victoriantailor said...

Vibrant blues and pinks, is that wisteria? Hot here, however we quit getting the 90's about 2 weeks ago, guess we still could,
so glad fall is here!

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

My tomatoes have been producing like crazy just this last week...finally. One of these days I'd love to come see your place and garden...yes, I am inviting myself!

Melody said...

Just wanted to pop in and say Hi...

leah siroy said...

Looks very relaxing and refreshing. I like your garden. It's so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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Barb said...

I do not have a green thumb but love to see others that can pull off a wonderful garden area!

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Such a pretty area! Love the chair in with all of the flowers. No doubt you have enjoyed the umbrella. We have a set of chairs and table on our deck...one day we will get the umbrella too so that we don't squint our entire meal. LOL! Thank you for sharing. Lovely garden. ; )

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Your yard and garden look beautiful!
We have had low's in the 40's and 50's here but high are in the 70's! I am loving the cooler weather!


Marilyn Broggie said...

Hi Debbie, your garden is just beautiful...you sent seeds last year for "kiss over the garden gate", but none of them came up! Guess our weather here in Central Oregon is too harsh for it! Thanks anyway, and I see your photo of it is beautiful! I sure miss roses too!


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