Outdoor Living Part II: The Front Yard

Here is Part II of the Outdoor Living Tour.  But first, I want you to see the before photos, when I first moved here 8 years ago:


And now onto the present day, here is the front yard:


The two trees on the right are Rose of Sharon, and in the lower right, the green plant is what’s left of the peonies.  Some people cut down the plant after it blooms, Ieave it just to have the greenery.  The pink flower sticking out by the back gate is part of my huge hydrangea plant  (Should get a good close-up of that).

I immediately got up and went outside and took a close-up of the Big hydrangea 🙂

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This black eyed Susan is a total act of nature, and just started growing out of this whiskey barrel (courtesy of Jack Daniels) on my front porch.  There is another whiskey barrel on the other side of the porch, but they are both going to be retired at the end of the summer.  They are starting to rot and fall apart.  So, I’m going to invest in big plastic containers that look like ceramic pots in a solid color.

This volunteer black-eyed Susan was found growing in a crack in the porch, so I pulled it out and transplanted it.

These black-eyed Susans just came up in other flower beds where I hadn’t planted black-eyed Susans.  They are also native to Maryland.

I hope you have enjoyed my outdoor living tour, and hope you have a great weekend!


This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Kathy, you have done a beautiful job with your yard! What a difference you’ve made; it’s gorgeous. Did you happen to see the Dorothy Benedict hosta on Pinterest? If not, check it out, it’s really pretty.

  2. Thanks, Pat, and no, I didn’t see Dorothy Benedict’s hostas on Pinterest. I’ll definitely check it out!

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