October 16, 2009

The Perfect Playground...

The sun is out and I am LOVING it!

I took a few pictures of our newly landscaped front beds and thought I would share them. Of course I realize you can't really get the full effect from these pictures but you'll get the general idea.

I actually took a few pictures of the many, many small craters that have been left behind by my furry friends with the cute outfits but a picture just couldn't do them justice so I'm not including them. After all, if you can't get the true look and feel of their artwork you might not fully appreciate it.

So take a look at this beautiful Japanese Maple. I LOVE the color of the leaves and wish they would stay throughout the fall and winter but I know they won't. Four Dwarf Nandina circle the tree. The tall whispy plant to the right of the maple is a Castiron plant. In the very back corner is a Japanese Aralia. It is very pretty but I couldn't seem to get a good shot of it.


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This is the view of the right front bed from the center walkway. The four bushes under the windows are Encore Azaleas. There are three more under a separate set of windows on the left side of the walkway. The Azaleas will bloom in both the spring and fall and will add some much needed color to the front of the house.

Also sprinkled through this area are Cream de Mint, Dwarf Day Lilly, Bearded Iris, Monkey Grass and Petunias.

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This is a view of the left front bed from the center walk way. The Azalea are the bushes under the bay window. The bushes under the far set of windows are Wheelers Dwarf Tobira. There are also Cream de Mint, Dwarf Day Lilly, Bearded Iris, Monkey Grass and Petunias along this area.

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The Wheelers Dwarf Tobira is a low growing shrub.

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The tall tree in the corner is a Yew. I was not familiar with this particular tree but it is very whispy and I think I'm going to like it. Four Dwarf Nandina circle the Yew.

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In the coming weeks our new beds will take on the look of fall...

a wonderful mixture of color and texture...

the Pecan trees will begin to lose their leaves as a result of the crispy night air...

the yard will be covered in a golden blanket...

the perfect playground for a squirrel.

14 comments:

Henrietta said...

Your beds are just beautiful and that Japanese Maple is gorgeous! Good luck with keeping those little squirrels out of them! They can be a pain, we have one that chews holes in the plastic chicken feed bin! lol :)
Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest

Ann said...

Your beds look fantastic. I wish mine had something in them besides weeds, they are so neglected and this just made me feel really guilty about it :)

Cairo Typ0 said...

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!

Your garden looks beautiful! The colour of your Japanese Maple is amazing. Just lovely. :)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hi Kim! Just wanted to say thank you for the prayers for Mrs. Jane. She is doing very well today!

The Girl Creative said...

Thanks so much for following my blog. :) Your new blog design is awesome!! So pretty. :)

Tonya said...

Looking good. Visiting from SITS. Have a blessed day.
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Stephanie Faris said...

I love the Japanese Maple. That was going to be my first question, though -- how long do they stay that color? Usually beautiful blooming trees like that only stay that way for a short time.

Olive Rue said...

Hi Kim,

Thank you so much for stoppin by my blog today and for the sweet comment. I love your blog banner. Amen to the toes in the sand! :-)

Lisa Anne said...

Wow it looks really good. I can't wait to get some money together to landscape my backyard.

Ms Bibi said...

Beautiful yard. Love your Japanese Maple.

I used to have two Japanese Maples in my old house and I miss them so much.
We're in a new house for over a year now and the yard is not done yet so I really miss my old landscaping.

Twincerely,Olga said...

stopping by from SITS! How beautiful! I love your pictures of all the feet at the beach!!!!

Missy said...

What great photos. I too love Japanese Maples. They are so beautiful in the fall.



Stopping in from SITS.

koralee said...

I do love Fall...That maple of yours is amazing...what a lovely blog you have!

Stacy said...

OMG, I ♥ the red Japanese Maple!! Such amazing color!!

You did a great job on your beds!