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Since we moved into the house two Thanksgivings ago, I have been patiently waiting for this moment.
Did I say patiently?
Maybe not so much.
Do you know how hard it is to wait on planting new landscaping when your kitchen looks like this and your bathroom looks like this and your house is full of boxes and 2 x 4 boards? You look outside and see the weeds and the overgrown beds and you want to bring in the flowers. But no one has time for planting or flowers or thinking about planting anything. You can’t. You are covered in dust and bits of vintage wallpaper.
NOW IS THE TIME.
It’s almost spring.
It’s almost here.
It’s almost time to dig a little dirt and meet some earthworms.
Here what the house looked like right after we bought it.
My father planted those shrubs almost 40 years ago.
The front beds were full of everything and nothing all at the same time.
We started by painting.
Here’s a picture of the house right after it was painted and before the front door was repaired.
The beds still need a haircut.
We couldn’t do anything that first spring because we were too busy with the remodel. But in the fall we had all the beds cleaned up and took almost everything out and planted the basics.
Here’s the front of the house with new basics.
Metal edging was added and the soil was amended and we trimmed up the big bushes and planted boxwoods and hollies and rosemary.
The mulch was added.
We waited through fall.
NOW WE ARE ALMOST READY.
I mean, I know it’s January. It’s still winter. You might even have snow on the ground where you live.
But if you fail to plan?
You plan to fail.
So I’ve been pinning and talking to friends and nurseries and learning and dreaming and hoping and planning.
And here’s what we will be doing this spring.
Here is the basic plan for the front beds.
We are going to add in COLOR. And flowers. And bushes that kind of look like flowers.
On either side of the front steps we are adding dwarf firebush (these will have to be planted closer to summer). We are also filling in the gaps with more rosemary (love the way it smells). On the corner of each of the front beds, we will have a Vitex tree planted.
For more color? We’ll add Salvia in different colors.
Here’s where one of the Vitex trees will go. It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but there are two curves on each side of the front yard. The curves are positioned at the farthest corner away from the house and need a focal point for the landscape.
I think these trees will be perfect.
We are adding more salvia over here for color and also delphiniums for another layer and texture.
On the far right of the house, there’s an entire bed for shade plants. There are large trees that cover that side of the house and it gets dappled morning light and shade in the hot afternoons. Shade plants are my favorites. We are planting Elephant ears, four different types of Hostas and Caladiums.
I’m going to try Hydrangea.
I actually got them to grow here before. I talked to them and amended the soil and told them they were beautiful and we had the prettiest Hydrangea plants before.
And fingers crossed we will again.
If you live in North Texas and have any opinions big or small on our landscape design, please speak now.
I need all the help I can get.
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