>> April 29, 2010
The past two days I've been talking a bit more about my front yard, and all the work we've done recently. We started out by painting the brick front steps white:
continued by ripping out a couple large bushes.
So after that brief review, here's the after!
We found a few random slate pavers in our shed that never got used by the former owners, so those ended up as nice stepping stones, allowing us easy access to the garden hose. Everything also got a new coat of fresh cedar mulch (I adore the smell), to finish off the job.
With that in mind, we planted one round boxwood, which will grow to eventually cover the hatchway from view street-side. This will grow large enough to fill that little corner of our driveway, stopping just shy of hanging over the pavement.
We also planted another Japanese Holly, known for growing tall and narrow in confined spaces. It will never get more than two feet wide, at most. Not only does this choice mirror some of the decisions and we made in our backyard (thereby making everything seem a bit more cohesive), it also helps to visually "soften" the corner of our house and cover up the cable and phone wires you see attached to the siding. That way, when driving up to our house, the first thing you notice will be a lovely plant - not the cable box.
And we tackled the right-side of our front yard with some more boxwoods.
dining room window, which will eventually cover more of the foundation and the basement window (that, frankly, I'm not crazy about).
I didn't show you the far right-side, as we are saving that for a lovely weeping Japanese cherry tree, the Hubby and I plan to purchase after a generous anniversary gift to a local nursery, from Hubby's parents. Once that goes in, I will of course update you!
So what do you think? Did it turn out okay?