Friday, June 24, 2011

The Fruits of My Labor - Part 2












These are pictures of our front yard. I've really enjoyed designing and planting flowers in the front and on the sides of the house. Each season of the year I have flowers blooming except, of course, winter.  Our home looks so drab in the winter and once spring comes I go crazy planting flowers.  The only drawback into having alot of plants and flowers is that it pretty much keeps us homebound during the summer months because it demands so much watering. Our summers are usually very hot and dry and two days away from home will cause major damage to all the foilage.  In the fall of the year the heat subsides and we are able to leave and go on vacation.  I know that I've inherited my love of flowers from my parents.  Growing up we had the prettiest landscaped home on the block. In fact, my dad worked in his garden until a few months before he passed away. 

Happy gardening,
Christine



9 comments:

Gloria said...

Same here. In the summer, it is too hot and we have to have someone take care of our plants! Not this summer though, I will go on vaca alone!!

Carol said...

Very beautiful landscaping, Christine. I am so thankful for our sprinkler system. We moved into this house 7 years ago and it has been a blessing after years of dragging the hose around, of course we still have to water hanging baskets. I'm not looking forward to the 1oo temps next week.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Smiles,
Carol

Oklahoma Granny said...

Beautiful work!

Jeff said...

Absolutely beautiful!! I dream of a yard that looks like that one day. Good job, and you deserve to enjoy the fruits of your labor!

Mel said...

You have done such a great job. Everything looks wonderful.

Ninny said...

So beautiful!!! I've been watering my beds everyday and my pots twice a day!

Miz Liz said...

Your home is Beautiful !!
You have done a Wonderful job!!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Christine!!!!

Your home is just stunning! Love all your plantings... I know how it is to be homebound for posies too. It's ok with me. I enjoy them SO much.

Great work.... it couldn't be prettier.

Huggies,
Spencer

Vee said...

It sure looks handsome that's for sure. You can't find something that looks pretty for winter? Hmmm... Have to put on my thinking cap. I was surprised that you said that you are alternately freezing and dying of heat. Crazy weather!