Posts Tagged ‘rose’

Front of House


This is our house!

Before planting anything I have to check with the HoA to see if there are restrictions (no blue flowers!! etc) and see what will still be growable if I start planting in June, which is not an ideal gardening time. Can’t put in bulbs until the fall methinks. In the meantime, my current vision for the front includes forget me nots, pansies, or other low-lying flowers bordering the sidewalk/driveway. I need to see what the plantings from the builder look like in full spring, there’s some greenery along the front, but I am really not sure what else is planted. To the left of the house you can see the walkway to the front entrance, I’d like to plant something that grows taller there, peonies, hydrangeas or strawberry crush roses are my first choices. I want something beautiful and fragrant.

Our current apartment is bordered by apple and cherry trees which have just started to bloom, walking up to the door is wonderful this time of year and it is what I will miss most about our apartment (possibly the only thing I will miss about our apartment) 🙂




Read Full Post »

I’ve wanted plants of my own for ages. I love big, old fashioned flowers, and you’d best believe I am going to do my darndest to fancy up our new house. Because I’m big on plans, but short on actual yard for now here’s the list:

Peonies: Love them, so elegant and gorgeous… and we will have morning sun at the front of our house.

Hydrangeas: No contest. LOVE. (and white ones too)

Dahlias: I don’t even know where to start or which to choose.

Lovely, humble, Columbine


Some sort of rose, these two remind me of the wild ones where I grew up. These caught my eye as well.

Forget me nots: my childhood and adulthood fave. If all else fails you’d best believe I get these planted.

Edit: How the heck did I forget irises?!?!

Read Full Post »