This happens to be the front yard with a Crepe Myrtle front and center. When that begins to bloom later this summer it really adds some beautiful color and a nice contrast to the blue reblooming hydrangeas. I've also got vines planted at the base of my front porch. If they do what they've done each year for me they will wrap around all four porch columns.
Here's another angle...
Walk with me to the back yard where we recently installed an arbor. What I fell in love with about this arbor are the lanterns that are hanging on each side. I can't wait to put candles in them at night. The arbor was supposed to be installed near the side walk. The handsome hubby installed this while I was in the shower and when I came downstairs he proudly showed me his work only to have it in the wrong place. He assures me it's easy to move.
I will eventually plant some climbing roses. hopefully in an apricot or coral shade ...and coming soon a pathway with the arbor as the back yard entrance. The Japanese Maple planted alongside the deck is the best landscape purchase we made. It has provided much needed privacy and I am forever grateful for that. I've also got English Ivy growing underneath that needs to be cut back at least a couple times a year. It is a very vigorous and hardy grower.
The yellow reblooming lilies are alongside the driveway and planted with grasses that will have pink plumes in late summer some first year peonies (didn't do much of anything this year), red Knockout Roses and new to the bed some pink Bee Balm.
On the other side of the driveway/back yard this is the view...
A Knockout Rose, Tigers Eye and Lavender peaking out from behind them. I love the chartreuse green leaves on the Tigers Eye and how beautifully it contrasts with everything else in the landscape. I have two of these and they are usually so lush and full but this year they did not fill out like they have in previous years. I think it might have something to do with the warmer than normal spring and then a cold snap. I hope next year they return to their regularly scheduled program.
Last year I bought a half dozen of these Joe Pie Weeds off of HSN or QVC I don't remember which one. There were a variety of colors in the package however the only ones to return are the two orange. I like the bright pop of color and I like that it's a perennial but I wish they would have all returned.
When the other plants in the yard start showing their colors I'll post some new photo's.
Until then, thank you for visiting.