Okay y'all... I'll totally admit that I almost didn't put this on the "tour schedule" because I wasn't sure I wanted the pressure to get a bunch of yardwork done. But I did it - and I'm showing it to y'all - flaws and all :) Here's our front yard (try not to be too jealous of my ROCKIN mom-mobile!!!)
Just for fun... here's a pic of our front yard in May 2009 when we moved in... it's come a long way!!!
We put in ivy to serve as ground cover (the trees make growing grass really hard), edged out the beds with stone and planted lots of lillies.
I feel like this post could alternately be titled "Put a Flag In It" :) Luke helped me put flags out and we went a little cray.
Our house is on the corner and I will totally admit to neglecting that corner bed this Spring. We've been focusing on the backyard, but it's next on the list for sure! And I also need to trim some of the honeysuckle off the fence.
When we moved in our backyard had the patio and that was pretty much it. No beds, grass or really anything else. I feel like after 5 years of living here we've FINALLY conquered the "beast". hahaha
I asked th eboys to clean up the sandbox... but that turned into a major play sesh so I left it alone. We have boys. They're messy n the sandbox. The end. I have fun plans for the fence on the right, including road signs, a chalkboard and marquee sign... BUT it's not done yet. So I'll save it for another day.
Our pergola WAS covered in roses... but they got some weird mite and I ripped them out earlier this year. I was crazy sad at first, but I'm loving it with just the ferns and lights now.
A sweet violet plant is starting to climb on the right and I haven't decided whether or not I want to let it continue to climb or not. We'll see.
When Erika and I went to Trade Days last month I picked up this super random vintage metal toolbox. My brain is strange and I almost immediately pictured it with a plant and flags for summer. I may have also mentioned pumpkins for Fall. #imnuts
I found antique hooks and hung mason jars with tealights in them along the posts of the pergola as well.
I bought this giant planter at Trade Days about 9 years ago on a trip with my mom. It weighs A TON and we carried it to the car and thought we were going to die. hahaha
I've been looking for perfect sized lanterns to hang on these stands, but since I haven't found them yet Luke decided to hang his birdhouse there. #yesmom
Yes, there are flags in my ferns.
I have no fern secrets. None. I water them a lot and when it gets really hot I'll take them down and let them sit in the shade.
Yes, that's a garden gnome. His name is Pablo and he travels secretly between my house and my parents. He likes to show up in random places in and outside of the house :)
I was SUPER excited to find these daisies on sale and got them ALL for $16! I can't wait to see them grow this summer!
The tree outside my bay window as well as the one next to the potting table are hibiscus and I adore them!!! Lots of hummingbirds and butterflies.
Dave's parents gave the boys this playhouse for their birthdays a few years ago and I think it's the cutest thing ever. I'm pretty sure that most days it's a car shop or restaurant :)
Okay, people! Let's see those yards!!!
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