Here we are in late July and I can finally do some light gardening. We are settling in our new place trying to make it a home. We have an area in our front yard where we can plant flowers and other green things, so I’ve been prettying it up with different items that we’ve had on hand. My mom gave me a plant stand that I’ve been eager to set up. I had plans of setting it up inside, but thought it would work best outside. I positioned it up against our house and added some pots to plant herbs. Adding the stand eliminated the naked wall and added instant homeyness.
To fill the space, I set up some hanging baskets and planters. I grabbed some cocoa liners and an assortment of flowers from Walmart to fill them with. Each plant was $3 or less with the exception of the BHG potted plant (Double Date Trixi). It was on clearance for $8. It was a little mangled, but I knew I could nurse it back to health. I added a yellow daylilies to the pot since it was a little bare. In the planter adjacent to that, I have tiger lilies that haven’t bloomed yet. The red tiger lilies in the photo are actually artificial. I had those laying around. I thought they were a great way to add some color while we wait on the real flowers to bloom. Put some in our bedroom, too. I got tricks… gardening tricks. :-)
In the hanging baskets, I arranged some Vinca and Mezoo Trailing Red. I love how they complement each other. I love the texture of the Mezoo. Sidenote: Just a little tip to keep cocoa baskets from drying out, line them with plastic bags to hold water. The other plants on the ground are our dinosaur succulents from this post and a few extras I potted into a basket. I acquired Buddha from my aunt. We used to have him in our bedroom, but I thought he’d look great outside. The conch shells were a free souvenir from Jamaica. I got them from the beach and flew them back home with me. They’ve been boxed up for at least 8 years. I’m happy I’ve found a spot for them.
So there you have it, my front yard refresh featuring some of my favorite quirks and green things. I hope it inspires you to do something great outside of your homes!
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