Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Front Flower Bed Makeover

Hello everyone! Thank you for bearing with me during me during my rough first trimester. I'm finally over the 24/7 morning sickness and am starting to get a little bit of energy back. So that means it's time to get back to working on projects!

Two weekends ago I got the sudden motivation to rip out the front flowerbed. (Yes, I did this two weekends ago and I'm just now posting about it. Hey, I said I'm getting a little bit of energy back!). It was a small quick project, but after doing nothing for the last 2 months it felt like a huge achievement.

This is the mess that was on the side of our front porch. It was probably pretty at one time, but it had become super overgrown and just plain sad looking. The pretty yellow flowers in the corner are my newly purchased violas!


I started by ripping out everything that was there. I then dug a hole for each perinnial. I eventually want to switch out the red brick for something fancier, but I'll save that for another day.


I popped the perennials in the ground and voilĂ --we now have a nice clean flower bed!


I still need to add mulch which will also help cover up the jagged cement along the bottom of the porch. The sad thing is thing that we already have some, it's just on a high shelf and I keep forgetting to have the hubby pull it down for me.


Looking at the red bricks in these pictures really makes me want to switch them out! But I must prioritize, especially since I have a big boy room and a new nursery to work on. I'll put it on the list for next summer.

Oh and please ignore our poor grass that has been neglected while I laid on the couch feeling miserable. I'm working on it!


I love the way the pink petunias look with the yellow violas. Such a pretty combination! Let's just hope my black thumb can actually keep this things alive long enough to make it to next year.


It's not perfect, but definitely a step up from what it used to look like. Here's a comparison one more time:



Sooooo much cleaner! I've been working on a furniture makeover for the last few days (funny, normal me can bust out a furniture makeover in a day haha!) that I'll be sharing soon so stay tuned for that. Have a great day! :)

Linking up to these awesome parties!

16 comments:

  1. Hi Angela, thank you for sharing your post on the Oh my Heartsie Girls WW this week.
    This was quit the undertaking cleaning up all the grass to plant your flowers that are so pretty. Dd you know that you can use vinegar to kill out the grass between the cracks of your bricks, Google It. Hope to see you again!!
    Have a great week!
    Karren
    Oh My Heartsie Girl

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    1. Thanks Karren! I did read this tip awhile ago and tested it on a few weeds in my backyard. I didn't even think about using it go get rid of that pesky grass. I'll have to give it a shot. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  2. Hi! I came over from Work it Wednesday and wanted to say it looks nice. I love working in my flower gardens (you can check them out on my blog). If you want to hide the brick, which doesn't look bad, go for a potato vine or something that'll grow down. It's a great annual plant that can get really big and it comes in a bright green or a darker purple variety. Adding height would be fun too if you get the chance. Coneflowers, a perennial flower, would look great and are super low maintenance. They come in a variety of colors and I have almost all of them - or I'm trying! What you have looks great… I love the color combo!

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    1. Thanks Megan, a vine would look really neat and would be a great (and cheaper!) way to cover up the brick. I like the idea of adding a little height, I'll have to check out coneflowers. I'm a total novice when it comes to gardening so I'm learning as I go! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. great improvement. i wish i loved gardening, but i really don't. and with the heat, i have a very "it's me or them attitude" meaning i don't want to stand outside and water in 91% humidity, so the plants suffer.
    b

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  4. I'm slowly getting into it! Being pregnant I have to agree with you on the heat. I only spent about 45 minutes out there on this, and I was done. I guess that's why our mess of a backyard is waiting until next Spring haha. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. It looks great--and there's no need to speed along when you're pregnant! Take care, and thanks for linking up at this month's Pretty Preppy Party.

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  6. Every spring when the days get to be sunny and warm, our musings swing to our greenery enclosures. For devoted nursery workers the desire to purchase plants can be overpowering. We will frequently purchase plants with truly no idea as to where we will plant them.

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  9. How to choose a place for flower beds. Place the flower bed in front of a window or near the entrance to the house, where you can enjoy it all the time.

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  10. An entrance way up to the front door is so important. It gives an impression of who is behind the front door.
    You home is going to be lovely. A lot of patience is required when maturing a garden though. Good luck with your project.

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  11. What an amazing difference. It really makes your entry way look much more inviting.

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  12. Flowers are a mainstream approach to adorn a yard. There are many spots that they look great and dress into the yard. They can line the front passageway effectively. Security is essential when you have Flowers in your garden and this can be accomplished with a quality garden fence.

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  13. It seems you are truly taking care of your front flower bed! My Mom used to do the same thing and now that I have a home of my own, I find it relaxing as she did, too! It is nice to see blooming flowers sitting pretty in front of our homes, right? Makes it a lot more welcoming.

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I appreciate all of your wonderful comments :)

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