I thought I would take you an a small tour of the front of the house. I still have a great deal of work ahead of me but it has come so far!
Still such a long way to go but the house is slowly becoming our own! I need about 500 arborvitaes to block the views of the neighbor's houses! We are getting a new concrete driveway in the Summer. See how this one angles in on the right? What is the purpose of that? It drives me absolutely mad, I tell you! The boxwood parterre is to the right, although I cannot seem to take a satisfactory photograph.
Here is the boxwood parterre from the right...please note my neighbor's LOVELY trash cans to the left of our garden gate. *sigh*
This photo is from this past Summer. The boxwood "bronzes" in the Winter but it regains its color in late Spring!
Another angle of the parterre. We had curbs installed this past Summer. Hm. I wonder if I can mow my lawn in the Winter? Looks shaggy!
I wanted twinkle lights out here but I needed them for the Christmas Tree because I could not find them anywhere this week! When the lights burned out on the tree, I had to rob them from here! I decided to use battery operated candles in lieu!
I used faux oranges that I studded with cloves.
I have a set of French doors in the garage, from Craigslist, that I will be replacing this door with. The asymmetry (and the nickel hardware) will be the death of me! LOL!
We had stamped concrete sidewalks and patios put in this Summer. I labored over the color combinations! Another story for another day... I love the slate look, however!
Craigslist bench on front patio. See the dog heads on the armrests?
One of our lions with his new wreath. I tried the wreath on Handsome Husband in the store to check for a good fit! LOL! Newly planted boxwood encircles the base. I just planted 100 tulips around each lion last week! Better late than never, I suppose!
Craigslist gates finally installed this Summer! I am aching to plant 50 foot trees all around our house to hide the neighbor's houses...and trash cans. :(
So easy to make with two metal hanging planters wired together, placed atop a fresh wreath from the grocery store and wrapped in battery operated twinkle lights!
Merry Christmas to all my Blogland friends!