After all the old evergreen shrubs and bushes were removed (and the giant cottonwood stump was ground out), we started planting flowers. Finally, the flower beds are making all that effort worth it! The flowers are blooming and spreading and, hopefully, growing strong roots. I picked mostly perennials so those beds won't require a ton of work to look great year after year. Here are a couple of progress pictures of the beds.
|After the sidewalk was poured we had an even larger space to fill next to the driveway.|
|Earlier in the summer, this pic was taken before we put in edging bricks to define the bed. We also planted a couple more things on the left part of the bed.|
We picked Sherwin Williams Pewter Tankard for the body and it is exactly what I wanted. While we were painting my sister and brother in law kept calling it brown. I called it gray. PERFECT. I wanted a gray that didn't turn blue or pink. I wanted it to be almost brown.
|This shows that side flower bed filled in. The plants are still growing.|
We used Sherwin Williams Extra White for the trim for a really nice crisp pop. And then I ordered black shutters from Home Depot, so we didn't even have to paint those.
And I got my lime green door!
The bench mom made looks amazing on the front porch. As do the black chairs I picked up earlier this summer.
|Love that bench! You can also see the door better here too.|
|I can't wait till the flowers fill out a bit more. (And it will be nice when we re-sod the lawn next year)|
|We still have all that empty space where the tree stump was. You'll probably see more posts about that next spring!|
|Just a reminder of where we started. It was all worth it!|