Quick Trip Around the Yard

Since we adopted Amber and my husband had his 2nd surgery, I have spent very little time in the flower beds, and no time in our square foot garden. I noticed, though, that we had some pretty things doing well in spite of my neglect and I thought I would share them with you.

We have a trio of 8 foot long brick planters between our driveway and the front yard. I’m trying to get these to the point that most of the things are perennial, and then I can simply add some color with annuals. Here we have iris, petunias, gerbera daisies, and some phlox, plus a shovel bird.


In the same trio of planters, we have some lilies, a yellow forsythia plant, the new ‘evergreen’ foliage with small blue flowers that I’m hoping will spread throughout the three planters and a ‘mama snail.’


These lilies are in a planter in front of the house. They fill up the bottom of the planter around a tulip tree.


This is a planter on one side of our porch. We have some orange impatiens, some fuchsia impatiens, some phlox, iris, and more.


And finally, we have some portalaca that really loves the hot weather we have in the summer. This is one of four planters we have on either side of the garage door, by the shop, and on one side of the driveway.

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