Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Heading Outside

...but mostly only in spirit, because I turn into a sticky miserable mess in the heat and humidity.

Recently, we hired Melissa from Fiddlehead Landscape to give us a plan for the front of our house, which currently looks like this...

early spring 2011

And in an effort to mask its unfinished state...

summer 2009

Here's Melissa's plan.

And because I'm a very visual person, I made a Pinterest board of all the plants.  You can see it here if you are interested.  I thought there was a way to sort of insert the board into a blog post, but I can't find anything on it so maybe I was mistaken.

At this point, we know that we want to swap the pink crepe myrtle with a white one and possibly the dark red weeping japanese maple for a multicolored green one.  I get a little nervouse about so many different colors all in one place.  And since we're planning on doing this in stages (for the sake of $$, as always:) we may end up ommitting a few plants all together.  It's nice to finally have a plan... now we just have to execute it.  I think the plan is to put in the mulch beds this summer and start planting this fall!

Have you ever put in landscaping from scratch like this?  Do you have any advice?


  1. Wow. From the plans, your yard and curb appeal is going to look AMAZING! I bet you are so excited to see it become a reality.
    Yes, we've ripped out old overgrown shrubs in the front of our house and had a landscaper put new plants in. It was the best money we ever spent :)

  2. Looking forward to see the final outcome. The plans look great so far. Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for your lovely pillow covers. One of my readers even said she's going to buy some pillow covers from you. Hope it's true. :)

    I didn't realize you have a blog until you leave a comment today. Nice blog, Katie. A new follower. :)



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