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Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Front Yard of My Home

Here is a tour of the front yard. So many pictures and it just doesn't give you the full effect. I love spring and the greenness of everything. I love the spring flowers too!

This is the side of my house with lots of beautiful irises blooming. The berm is on the left of this side of the house.

Th front view of my house. You'll have to click to enlarge the picture to see the flowers planted.

Going on down the other side of the the house where the peonies are getting ready to bloom. To keep them from laying on the ground when they bloom, I tie a rope around the stems to support the flowers.

You can see the orange piece of twine supporting the plant - tied around the stems. It's a great trick I was taught from my Mom. Thanks Mom!

The other side of my house looking at my three peonies plants - they have pink flowers when the bloom. I also have more irises on this side. I need to break them up and give some away after they have bloomed. They are becoming huge plants now. I break them up every few years.
This is my berm in the spring with the tulips. The curbing was just poured and so this will be my before picture.
The tulips are now gone and cut down. Although I have left a few leaves from the daffodils until they completely die. It's all planted. This is the front of the berm by the sidewalk.
Looking back down the front of the berm. You can see the wisps of the daffodils leaves here and there.

This is the middle of the berm. I shaped my two bushes and they are not looking too good. I hope through the summer they start looking better (maybe I shouldn't have trimmed the as much as I did - we will see).
And the very back of the berm going into the gate to the back yard. It was a LOT of planting and will look beautiful when it all feels in. I haven't put bark in yet and am hoping to get that done soon.

It's amazing to me how much the curbing has added to the beauty of my yard. I am enjoying working in my yard so much more with the curbing. It makes me want everything beautiful and clean. I hope you enjoyed the tour of my front yard and seeing all of my hard work *wink*.

9 comments:

Connie said...

Hard work is right! Your yard is beautiful! The curbing really adds alot to a yard. Yours looks so nice. Hopefully you'll take some more pictures throughout the summer, when the flowers fill in and those pink peonies are in bloom!

Michelle said...

looks wonderful! I was lucky to just get my garden in!

one day I will have more opportunity to work on beautifying:)

Scrappy Girl said...

You have been a busy girl...everything is so beautiful and clean. I love how the curbing made everything look. I am sure your home is the prettiest on the block!

Small House said...

Sondra, Visiting your yard has been a treat!! It's beautiful.

I hope you show us the flower beds when they have spread out a bit, and are blooming like crazy.

Have a great day.
Sandra

Creative Mish said...

Your flower beds look beautiful! My peonies are about 4 feet tall and I've been trying to figure out how to keep them from falling over. Thanks for the tip! I'm going to buy rope tomorrow!

Zoey said...

It's hard not to be jealous, but gardening and working outside is just not something that I am interested in.

The Garden of Egan said...

So beautiful! You have worked hard. It's going to be beautiful in a few weeks when those flowers start blooming. Don't you LOVE the way it feels.....when you're done?

Ann Marie said...

The yard looks great! The cement curbing gives the yard such a polished look.. I love it.

Great tip with the Peonies. We had them at our rental home and I hated them because they were always on the ground...
It's amazing all that orange twine can do!

If I was close.. I'd get some starters off those Irisis. I want some! :)

Kimmie said...

I love the "corner" of your house where your peonies are blooming...that bed has the perfect "curve and shape" to it.

What a gorgeous yard and what a hard worker you are! I can't believe how many annual flowers you planted.

The energy you have is amazing to work as hard as you do every day and then to work so hard and make your yard absolutely gorgeous and the amazing job you do in keeping up with your kids activities and to have a spotless house and be a great cook.... you are truly amazing and a 'super-woman'!

Have a great day!

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