Hi! This is my first time to participate in Outdoor Wednesday! Outdoor Wednesday is hosted by Susan @ http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.comWe've had a very rainy Spring this year! I finally finished planting everything I was going to plant this year. I took these pics of my front yard. Hopefully soon I will have some before and after shots once all my perennials start blooming and the annuals fill in some! I'm really trying to make Tootsie proud of me!
This is my front yard. I used to fill this flower bed with begonias every year but I decided last year to make it into a perennial flower bed. I have 3 kinds of daylilies, purple cone flowers, black eyed Susans and various others I just picked out at the nursery and didn't pay attention to the names. I filled in with some double bloom impatiens, coleus and pink begonias. Dusty miller and blue salvia come back every year. I really hope everything blooms well this year!
A little closer look from a side angle.
This shot is from the side of the front yard and encompasses the flower bed on the other side of our creek bed. I wasn't thru cleaning this bed out and I've got to do a little work to it so I'll save that for another Wed. You can see a little of the creek bed on the other side of the oak hydrangea.
Here's my little pond. Yes, I've had fish in it before and I've had plants in it, but the fish attract racoons or get caught in the pump and the plants were getting too big! I like it without them. You see more of the water.
Here's a little of the backyard. I'm trying to little by little extend the flower bed around the pool. Last fall I planted some ferns and wild phlox and a purple leafed bush I can't remember the name of! I bought the bush at our zoo's plant sale and my best friend gave me the phlox and ferns from her yard! All the daylilies are from my father-n-laws daylily collection he had when they retired in Arkansas. They moved back to Memphis several years ago because of his health and he came over and got daylilies from me this time!
Thanks for dropping by and be sure to go over and check out the other outdoor pics at Susan's!