For those of you not familiar with the beginning of our journey with this cottage, here's what we started with. Sorry about the quality of these pictures, I'm taking a picture of a picture.
There's really not a lot to say, the pictures speak for themselves. We've owned the house for a little over two years. We planted the boxwoods along the foundation in the first few months. In order to spruce the house up a bit, I built the garage doors, the shutters and the trellis. The fence sections we bought at Lowe's. We had a mason come in and re-surface the walkway with Mexican limestone. We also had to re-do the whole driveway, but that's a whole other blog. This spring I decided to work on the rest of the front landscaping. I built a trellis, and now I have Morning Glorys, Mandevilla, and a Souviner de la Malmaison Rose climber starting to fill it in.
It seems that everything is loving the heat! Here are more of the plants thriving out front.
Hibiscus, 8-10" diameter.
Blue Plumbago, this will be about 3'x3' in another month or so.
Hollyhocks. I've not had much success with these in the past, but they seem to like where they are right now. Time will tell.
Sunflowers. These are about 6' tall. They reseeded from wildflowers we seeded the area with last year.
The yard is really starting to shape up.
Soon we'll start getting ready for the Fourth of July. We have a small town America kind of 4th here. You'll see.