I bet you didn't know I had a front yard....(graphic heavy)

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  1. Pianolady

    Pianolady In Flower

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    Actually worked in the front yard for a change today. Had to snap a few pics while it was all cleaned up & weeded.

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    This is part of the "new" garden, planted some annuals today to fill in the holes.

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    Took out 3 Dr. Huey roses here, filled it in with some annuals and Knockout rose. My found penny bowling ball was cracked, but still got a new home next to the front door, inside the fence!
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    None of this was planned! I got $50 for my birthday. :-D The hardware store was selling flats of annuals for $3.99 and the knockout roses were on clearance for $6.00. Hanging baskets were on clearance for $3.50.
     
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  3. Pianolady

    Pianolady In Flower

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    Hubby's going to build me an arbor too!

    Hubby's building me a cedar trellis this weekend to put in the front yard. It'll go over the little bridge that's actually at the bottom of this pic (but got cropped out), I've got a huge clematis there. Also removed 3 more Hueys in that area too.

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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Your yard is just so beautiful .The plants are just so neat .All the bird baths just a great yard. Mine one day may be that pretty.
     
  5. Pinkiered

    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    You got a Knockout??? YAY! What color? Is it that little thing i see in that pic? Its soooo cute! They grow fast!

    Very pretty.
     



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  6. Pianolady

    Pianolady In Flower

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    Thanks.

    I got the red knockout, and it's small, but for $6, I'll take it. It looks pink in the pic, but it's not...just bad lighting.

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Oh Pianolady your front garden is as gorgeous as your back!!! I would love to see it all in 'real life.' Worth every ounce of the blood, sweat and tears that you must have put into it!!!! :smt041 :smt041 :smt026
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    A front yard to be proud of that's for sure PL. I like the mini-bench in the fourth photo :D How mant years work has gone into it?
     
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    Ohhh what a beautiful yard!!! I love it!! :D
     
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    Everything looks great. I especially love the campsis vine rising on its bare stems to splay in beauty atop a wooden fence. The trellis sounds exciting too. I have a bowling ball sitting on my table with a stack of pennies next to it thanks to you. :)
     
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    The picket fence is the perfect thing for you - it just fits somehow. What does the sign say that's hanging on the fence? I can't read it... *squints*

    Clearance flowers! Woot!
     
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    jubabe296 Official Garden Fairy

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    Wow! Birthday money and plants on clearance!! What a lucky girl you are!!LOL! I really love your yard (front and back) It's very lovely,and you should feel very proud!!
     
  13. Pianolady

    Pianolady In Flower

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    The sign says Friends Make Life Bearable. We purchased this house 8 years ago. Nothing is as it was other than the light gray house color. Anything painted white used to be dark gray.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    You've done all that in just 8 years? I really am impressed!!!!
     
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    Here's a before pic...everything pretty much was the same. No flower gardens.

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    OK I know I said I was impressed before but after seeing your latest piccie then all I can do is :setf_049: I can hardly believe it's the same piece of ground!!!!!!
     

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