Landscaping the Front

Okay so this is my neighbor’s yard (the landscape architect) where Clemmie is happily trolling around.   I hope someday our yard will look as good as his!   We have been hard at work this week trying to shape up our front yard and plant everything from the plan.  Here it is again…

My mom is in town so she has been helping me finish up the front garden bed, along with other projects.  Yesterday we spent many hours planting, moving rocks, and just generally organizing the front bed.  Thank you, Mom!!  I think it’s looking pretty good, and now I just hope I can keep things alive in this brutal heat!

Here are a couple pictures from the start of the project., before my mom came into town.

The large concrete rock that I pulled out of the bed.  Where do these things come from?!?

Today we finished up the last of the planting, and it looks great!  One of my neighbors offered their leftover landscaping stones so we removed the ones that I had put in and replaced them with nice stones that are cut in a rectangle shape.

I think the landscaping is pretty much complete, except for a few perennials that are no longer available and the annuals that I will add after the roof is complete.  I think they’re a little too delicate to have wood and shingles thrown onto them.

Here are some photos of the finished look.  (and of Kitty and Clemmie, our two sidekicks)

Our new tree, a Shumard Oak.

Now we can sit back and enjoy all the beautiful colors and textures!   The crepe myrtle should bloom within the next couple of weeks so that will give it a nice pop of bright red.  Hope you all have a great weekend!  :)



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8 responses to “Landscaping the Front

  1. You go, guys, this is looking very neat and full of potential!

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  3. Mel

    Hi Anne,

    I’m visiting from Sunny’s post. You’ve done some amazing updates to your home.

    I’ll now be able to keep updated and garner some new things to do.

    Mel @ Junkin’ Junky

    • I’m so happy you stopped by, Mel! I just got back into town so I’m trying to catch up on everything and get back into my house projects. I’ll have to check out your blog, too! :)

  4. barbaralea

    It’s looking great! It’s always hard to imagine what it’ll be like once the plants grow and fill in more, but I can see already that it’ll be fantastic! You are lucky to have some great neighbors helping you out as well. Can’t wait to see more!

    • Thanks Barbie! I can’t wait until it fills in and the crepe gets taller (and flowers). It will be nice when the tree gets tall enough to shade the house and yard.

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