First thing I my "to do" list is wash the front of the house. I love the covered porch but the rain just doesn't get to that dust and dirt. I didn't realize how dirty it was until I looked at this picture. The next major project will be painting the railings and step risers. I will need the perfect day with ample time and good weather, wish me luck. Thankfully the porch itself is no maintenance decking, no work there! The wicker furniture needs a fresh coat of paint too. I'll be adding a few flower pots soon, even though I have flowering perennials planted about, I usually do a few planters with annuals for some extra color. I can happily report I have already purchased some new cushions for the wicker furniture and have made a bright wreath for the front door out of fabric scraps. Those were easy tasks to complete and get off my list, check! and check!
1. I can't remember what this flower is called and have misplaced the card that came in the pot. Anyone know what it could be? 2. I planted two day lily plants a few years ago, one red and one pink. They have really multiplied, can't wait for them to bloom!
3. I love my rose bush, even though I have no idea what variety of roses it produces. It has a crazy amount of buds on it this year, I just love it! 4. I have two hydrangea bushes out front too, one on either side of the front porch. Each bush has several of these buds that I can't wait to see bloom. These plants were the first thing I planted when I moved in and they have been giving me pretty purple bouquets ever since. 5. This row of tiger lilies is a new addition as of late last summer. I had the chance to transplant these from a neighbor's yard when they had to remove them for basement wall repairs. They seem to have survived the winter, only time will tell if they bloom.
Well, that is a sample of what I have growing in my front yard. I will hopefully share some progress on the front porch with all of you soon. Having a yard to maintain can be a lot of work but I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm proud of my yard, weeds and all! Any green thumb I have is by accident so I welcome any gardening tips/tricks you may have.
I'm sharing this post with others showing off their gardens at Jennifer Rizzo. She's hosting a garden tour link party. I can definitely find some inspiration for my yard there!