Ok, so I’m calling this a front yard update…but truth is, I don’t HAVE an update. Our front yard is still dirt and a patch-worked rock wall.
There’s no garden boxes
There’s no structure
There’s no terracing.
BUT, we should have big trucks here within a week or two to tear out our driveway (bye-bye mint and lemon balm patch), and tear off our front porch. The concrete guys will come and pour a new porch, a new driveway, a new patio. (bye-bye lilac, crocosmia, daffodil, day lily, lung wort, and lilies.)
As you can see, I’m torn. I’m totally excited for what it will be, getting ready to transplant all my favorite things, getting ready to pull up all my bulbs to dry and re-plant next fall…and still, I don’t really grasp what’s happening! Have I mentioned that change stresses me out? And decision making makes me hyperventilate? And PURCHASING…oh man, I once spent more than a year trying to convince myself to purchase Chap Stick. I’m serious, I did. In the end, I stole my husband’s.
So, what better way to celebrate all this up-in-the-airness with a neighborhood walk through! (Complete with unsolicited commentary- it’s on the house. Oh gosh, I kill myself.)
Big blue house. Nice front yard, almost ZERO work. Totally covered in naturalizing bulbs, ground covers, etc.
See, they went ahead and built rock walls…very expensive! We were going to, and then realized we could save thousands by paying a little more for concrete stacking stones that we could stack OURSELVES. No heavy machinery required.
Mmm, we love this yard. Tidy, tight, cohesive aesthetic. It’s nicer from the other side, but there were neighbors out and I was snapping pictures as we walked by…awkward…
This was one thought for our new front porch- a little rectangle stoop, with diagonal stairs. I didn’t like it on paper, but seeing it here…I kind of like it. The curvy aspect, the slightly hidden aspect…
Probably one of my favorite entries of all time. Yellow house, white shutters, white trim, there’s a tidy walk up to the front door…
Love the pergola (??) on this one. We’re considering putting one over our garage…later.
I want an arch somewhere, maybe with a kiwi berry vine on it. DEFINITELY won’t look like this one, though! Ever since they put it in, I keep looking for the “rest home” sign. It’s so business like! I think that’s the look they were going for- the landscaping looks like an office park. Very neat and tidy though- they take such great care of their yard!
Loved the espaliered apple here, the “steppable” ground cover, the florescent orange tulips…
Oh wow- gray house, red door, climbing vine…love this entry!
And this…is what we’re going to look like in a little bit. Looks like we’re not the only ones with big plans!
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