Our Summer Front Yard

Every time I pull into my drive way I can’t help thinking how far our landscaping has come since we discarded the builder basics 2 years ago. Our Summer front yard has come full circle this year!

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The past few years I’ve had only Perennials (B is big on those ‘coz of the return of investment) but this year I added annuals, Imaptiens in my favorite color red, to the bed and man, do they make a statement!

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Just 2 years ago, the beds were looking like this.

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And now!

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The side elevation went from this

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to this! The power of landscaping! What else can I say?

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Nowadays the beds are abuzz with bees and butterflies.

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Even the porch sports a happy look.

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As with the rest of the house Red is the accent color. You know, I cannot stay away from Red for too long.

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This is soon after we put in the new landscaping in 2012.

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Fast forward to 2014……Can’t believe those bushes have filled out so well!

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We might even have divide those next year. They are that big.

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How is your front yard looking? Do you mix in Perennials and Annuals?


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  1. I envy your yard V. It’s looks amazing. Impatiens it is for next year. What’s a good time to plant them, spring?

  2. So much better! Love all the color the annuals add. It’s amazing what an impact landscaping does for a home. Beautiful job.

  3. It is a picturesque view you have right there.It must be making you incredibly happy to see it everyday right! We live in a rental town home.Given my infamous black thump, I don’t know how to have a garden with least investment.

    • Thanks Anima. I would try hard perennials like the Salvia, the purple flower in the pic or black eyed susan. these are pretty hard to kill. And add in some annuals like impatiens or Petunias.

  4. Very nice!

  5. Vidya, the front yard looks beautiful and what a great progress in 2 years. we bought our home last year and I am still learning the process to decorate around.

  6. Chandrika says:

    Vidya, the yard looks beautiful. What is the name of the other 2 plants ?

  7. Hey Vidya…Love your creativity and you have got a beautiful house…I cannot stay away from red either….so got some vines with red flowers in our front yard too…and we have red color on our accent walls and staircase too.