Saturday, October 13, 2012

Front yard landscaping - DONE!

Hooray! The front yard landscaping is done --- at least for this year!! (Ha Ha!! I'm never really done! I'm sure when next Spring rolls around, I'll be itching to do something else!!)

We spent time last weekend shopping and planting and I'm so happy with the results. The trees are both small, but they'll fill in nicely in a few short years.

The large tree in the middle of the yard is a Chinese Pistache. It's a Texas Super Star and is supposed to be well suited for our weather. The leaves are just starting to turn a deep burgundy. The small one at the corner of the house is a Dwarf Alberta Spruce.

I think all these touches make our new house look less like a "new build" and more like a "home".

 (OK - So I should have moved the bright yellow water hose before I started taking pictures!!)

I also planted some new fall perennials. I put yellow and burgundy mums, oxalis, and kale in all three beds.

Unfortunately, the weather was dark and overcast, so the colors look very muted. In person, all of the flowers are blooming and the colors are rich and vibrant. I just love spending time in my gardens! I find such peace and joy with the dirt and the flowers!

Now, I just need to finish the backyard. (And the scrapbook room, and the garage, and my master closet, and......)

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