Thursday, June 10, 2010

Front Yard Beautification

I love putting pretty, bright flowers out in the spring.

Of course now that I live in Michigan that means waiting until late in May or early in June so they don't die.

Some places I've lived I've planted them in early or mid-April, sometimes even late March. But having definite seasons and nice, cool summers are worth the trade-off.

Now that we have the front landscaping (done last summer) I did more than just put some impatiens in pots on the porch.

This pot has lots of different flowers that require full sun. They were ones I liked when I was browsing through the flower selections and thought I could put together in one gigantic pot.

This pot ended up with my leftover impatiens and one of the other full sun flowers. I should have kept those little sticks with the names.

This is another full sun spot. I have those requisite gerbera daisies (they came just like this!) and another small pot with some flowers requiring full sun.

The requisite impatiens on the front porch. There are matching pots on the other side.

I also planted three little perennial plants in the bed. I don't have a great picture of those, but they are behind the bright purple in this picture and left of the rock. But it's before the bushiest blue-green bush in the back. I do remember their name — moonbeam.

Some overall views:

It's always nice to come home!

This post is linked to Show & Tell Friday hosted by Cindy at My Romantic Home.

8 comments:

Mari said...

It looks so nice! I love flowers!

Betsy said...

Beautiful! I think those little orange flowers are called Million Bells.

SmallWorld at Home said...

So pretty! I love pots full of flowers!

Susan said...

Love all your potted flowers...sooooo pretty! Susan

Ashley said...

Your yard looks great!! Your have a beautiful home!

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

You have a beautiful yard! Love all the flowers!!

Rochelle said...

your plants & house are soo beautiful! thanks for sharing!

Debbie~ said...

Your flowers are beautiful, as well as your gorgeous home!!! I snooped around your blog and now I just HAVE to make your 'rainbow cake', my grandkiddos will looove it! Thanks for sharing all the info, I'll let you know how it turns out! Blessings, Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

 
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