While I was outside taking pictures of my Fourth of July decorations I realized that I haven't done a yard tour this summer yet.
Silly me, of course I snapped a few extra photos just so I could take care of the problem. This was a rushed/spare of the moment thing as the kids where calling for my help so please excuse the less than perfect photos.
The front yard is looking like this these days.
The big tree in the middle of the yard hides most of the house from view. But I love it's shade so I hate to do anything about it.
I am very pleased with how the Snow on the Mountain has filled in around the base of the tree. This is what I was hoping would happen and it only took a two summers to fill in. The first year it was so ugly I almost ripped them all out. The second year it was beginning to show some promise but this year it's almost perfect. Only a few bare spots to fill in.
Standing by the tree your able to see the remainder of the foundation beds. They are also filling in nicely this summer. You may remember last year at this time I was revamping this area. I'm very pleased with how it is coming along.
If I stand in the neighbors yard I can get a good look at the house itself . . .
If I look towards the road this is the view we have.
Oh and the back side of the fence is looking good too. I lost a total of three plants from this bed over the winter. Still trying to figure out what I want to replace them with. For this summer I just planted a few more annuals and am now waiting for them to fill in some of the gaps.
So there you have it.
A quick tour of the front yard. I'll be sure to do a post in the future about the individual plants I have since I always have so many questions about that. So no worries ... I'm on it.
Have a wonderful day,