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Thursday, June 9, 2011

I Need a Small Favor....

I'm joining these parties:

Fishtail Cottage

Tootsie Time

It seems I'm always showing my back gardens,
so thought I'd share some of my front gardens today.

A few years ago I ripped out all the lawn
and the front transformed into..... 

Double pinks (Dianthus)

Cranesbill and Yarrow

(in pot over clean out)

Single Pinks (Dianthus)

No idea what this is.
I'm sure I (or the birds) probably planted it.

Chamomile, Thyme, Rosemary and Iris peaking though

The Jasmine that cover the arbor in in full bloom

A shady place to sit and watch the world go by.

The front of the house faces West, it gets really, really hot.
We are the only house on the block without a front porch.
My youngest was 3 when we moved in.
When he burned his hand on the front door
SOMETHING needed to be done!
The arbor was built.
Climbing Roses (from my Parents), and Jasmine where planted...
they engulf it now, some 17 years later.

We are unique to the other homes in the court.

Rose scented Geranium

Baby Tear carpet the recycled bricks that make the floor.
We hauled them from my Parents Farm.

All the rain we have been having has knocked all the debris onto the swing.
I need to get out there are clean.

This has become a very shady area instead of a burning hot one.

Jasmine covers the entrance to the doorway.
The scent wafts into the house and is sublime. 

OK maybe just a couple photos from the back...
the Water Iris is in full bloom too.
Love the colors!
(that orange is one of my koi)

By the way.......

 .... I need a small favor ... If it's not too much trouble.

I am going away on vacation, and I need a friend to come over to water my plants while I am gone.

The plants are mostly geraniums and begonias. In the hot weather they'll probably only need water twice a day. I'll be gone only 21 days. I've attached a photo for your reference.

I'll send you a post card.

Thanks. :-)

Have a great weekend!!


  1. You have wonderful gardens ~ I love your entryway! We could use a little shade added to our west-facing front deck. I'm liking the idea of a climbing roses.
    'hugs from afar'

  2. Yeah!!,,,, I'll be right over....lol very funny :))
    Girl! gotta tell you,,,, Love!! the metal ? headboard behind the swing :))

    As you might remember last year we finished ripping out the lawn in the Front, and it looks soooo much Better now, and Unique.
    Love the entrance to your home with the arbor, very pretty :)
    Wow, can't believe the Big Day is almost here:) bet you can't wait,,,, it's going to be Wonderful :)
    Hugs to you my Friend ~ Angel

  3. Love your sense of humor - it's great!! LOL!

    Your front yard is fabulous and I've been wanting to rip out our front lawn too. I have too many projects going already but it's on the list and you've really inspired me.

    Visiting from Cottage Flora Thursdays today.


  4. LOL Deb!!! Sorry, I live too far away to help ya out:( But hey your garden is sooo peaceful in the photos, I will bet you spend lot of time in it. I love this time of year when we can really enjoy the wonderful flowers nature provides:)

  5. What a pleasure it would be to join you in this lovely garden. You have done a wonderful job. Thanks for visiting. Always pleased to see where you have dropped by.

  6. Oh your front yard is wonderful!! I had to blow up all the pictures so I could breathe in all the details!!

    Would you mind if I shared you pretty yard post with my friends in blogland? I will be sure to post a link back to this post.

    I do wonder how all those little pots get watered!!

  7. We are all about nature doing the watering ehre. I'kk try to send some your way.

    Enjoy your special time.

  8. I can not even type. You do not want ME to water something living.

  9. LOL! Welcome is the perfect word!!

  10. Your garden is so cozy and colorful. I really like that double rocker, great color and so vintagy. Since I'm so close, I'll be over twice a day to water for you, three times if needed.

  11. Oh, I would still be watering when you got back home. lol On a serious note, I just love your front yard and the entry is so enchanting. Your whole yard is just beautiful. You should be proud of yourself Deb.

  12. lol - can you imagine having to water those pots up there on that wall? Thanks for sharing your beautiful home at Cottage Flora Thursday's! xoxo, tracie

  13. Love, Love, Love your shady area. I love that glider too. And that is too funny about watering the plants!


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