The Front Yard

The co-gardener pointed out that I don’t post pictures of the yard, but instead of plants. Well, this is mostly because I don’t want to show the weeds…. but also because I wasn’t sure that I wanted neighbors’ cars, houses, etc. in the pictures, and by posting shots of the yard it becomes obvious that I live in a 1980s/90s housing development (not a charming craftsman home, not a cottage…)

However, the front yard looks so great right now (although yes there are weeds), that I decided to post some photos. I am also going to make posts of the component parts of the front yard, and I will link them here as I do so.

(I weed-whacked yesterday – so the lawn doesn’t look like a meadow)

Sooooo… without further ado… here’s the front yard! Please, ignore the neighbors.

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As you can see, I have not finished lifting bulbs… basically, I got busy. I still plan to do it! (I did do the yellow/cat garden, which took awhile). I even bought a new trowel for it.

A penstemon post with more front yard pictures

Agastache post with more views

Front yard salvias post

Two front yard cape fuchsias post

Front dianthuses

Hardy fuchsias post

The front yard garden phlox

Red hot poker, Jupiter’s beard, and checkermallow