Hello again. I hope you had a wonderful Independence Day weekend! I love the 4th of July, and my birthday just happens to come the day before, so I always have a lot to celebrate in July. This year I spent the weekend at the lake, soaking up the sun and eating all my favorite foods, generously prepared by my friends. It was a lovely time, and I couldn’t resist sharing this sunset photo from my birthday night. Glorious!
I hope your weekend was as good as mine. I also hope you have had a chance to check out the July issue of the At Home magazine. I am so thrilled that our Independence Day get-together feature made the cover! It was such a fun time.
…but the Crabapples unfortunately suffered from a bought of fire blight. I treated the blight, and all in all things look fine, however I may have to consider replacing the Crabapples with something less prone to disease. If so, I am thinking of going in a different direction altogether, perhaps with columnar Junipers. What do you think? If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment below. I would love to hear your ideas!
And finally, the vegetable garden has been growing like a weed, producing piles of yummy vegetables, all thanks to this gorgeous gal, the sweet daughter of a good friend. With just a little help from ‘pops,’ she has been learning the ins and outs of gardening and has made the veggie garden a complete success!
So that is what has been happening Outside the Box around here. Now that the rains have stopped and hot summer temps have arrived, I might just be staying inside a bit more, haha, but either way I will see you next month. I hope you have a wonderful July!
Exterior designer Daniel Keeley is an Arkansas native and founder/principal of DK Design. His work has won numerous awards and accolades and is featured regularly in various publications. For more information visit dkdesignoutdoor.com.