Saturday, July 10, 2010

Front Yard Beauty

I was looking at our front yard today and was impressed with its beauty. Here are a few pictures. However, the pictures don't do the plants justice. We have these two flower pots on our front porch. Tom always has them filled with flowers.

These are some tress that Tom planted years ago to hide the ugly cement. They have really grown. The tips of the branches are a very pretty blue.

This is a pretty flowering plant that I haven't really noticed until today. I think it is so pretty.



For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth,
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.
Folliott S. Pierpoint

29 comments:

Alicia said...

Love it!! I love those big pots!!!

Jill said...

Your house and yard is so pretty!

Kris said...

Wow...it looks like such a pretty street you live on as well. And I always love vibrant flowers in large pots. Yours are gorgeous!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Actually have no idea how it happened....I never ask anyone to follow to be entered in any giveaway...so I am just as surprised as anyone...Totally shocked...Have a good week.

Candace said...

Those big pots are awesome and the fact that your husband keeps the flowers in there? I'm impressed! I love how you "just noticed" the pretty flowering plant in your yard. I do that too. Im like "where did that come from?" ha! Great post, girl! Keep going!

Candace~♥

Mary said...

Looks great! I'm always inspired by people who can grow plants and keep them alive!

Susan Rozier said...

What ugly cement? I think the style of your home is stately. The plants are beautiful and add a great deal to the "curb appeal" of your house. The trees do too. Thanks for sharing. The fact that Tom does all of this is the best thing of all! Fondly, Susan

Natalie said...

When I just stop and look around, I'm always amazed by the beauty that surrounds us everyday that I take for granted. This post and that beautiful poem are great reminders!!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

First off I like the new look of your blog. It is new, right? Anyway,your home is lovely and there is nothing like greenery and flowers to make a person feel welcomed to your abode. Thanks for all of your comments you leave me...they are always appreciated!

blueviolet said...

It's beautiful! Every time you walk up, you must smile!

Sharon said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. What a beautiful yard - I appreciate every day with sunshine and growing plants.

Florida Girl Meets the Midwest said...

How pretty. The potted flowers are sweet. Flowers make everything better.

Julie said...

When you are finished with the big pots, send them to me here in Minnesota, I love them. You have a beautiful yard. I wish we had the green all year around but will have to be happy with 4 months of green 2 months of brown and 6 months of white. Thank you for sharing your wonderful flowers.
Take care and God Bless!!!

Michele Chastain said...

Karen, how pretty everything looks!
Do you have a favorite flower? I am wild about hydrangea and gerbera daisies. Thanks for sharing these pics!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

What beauty to come home to! ou have done a beautiful job!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Love the pictures. The second one is my favorite. Beautiful flower. Mine are doing pretty well this year, too. I should take some pictures!

Xmas Dolly said...

Perfect title for your post! Just beautiful indeed! Thanks also for stopping by. Have a great day!

wendy said...

I love the flower pots. It sure brightens up a yard, house to have pretty flowers and pots around.
I have been trying diligently to grow some here, but they have NOT grown as well as they did for me in Utah. Not enough HEAT.......maybe they'll still amount to something before the frost hits here.'
It is a learning process for me here trying to KNOW when and how to plant things.
We did buy us a green house though that we plant to have fun with next spring in getting our pots ready.

besides, don't flowers just make us HAPPY

Jill said...

You Go Girl! What a pretty yard!

Can you come landscape mine now? :)

I'm visiting via Follow Friday 40 and Over and am your newest Follower :)

Haupi said...

Pretty impressive. Good for you.

Haupi

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Hello, just came by via Follow Friday 40+. You have such a lovely blog. Really like that background. Several years back I used to live across the Carquinez Strait in Pinole. :-)
~Su-sieee! Mac
This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Thank you for your comment! I am excited! We start tomorrow! I'm already thinking about where I will put the christmas tree!
Kristin

Claudia said...

This looks so fantastic!

Doreen McGettigan said...

Yes what pretty pots! I have just started this year with a veggie garden out back and flowers out front..just little patches but I am really enjoying the early morning quiet time taking care of them..
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Ms. Understood said...

Your landscaping is beautiful!!! Love the poem. I need to take more time to enjoy what's around me. I feel like I'm running all the time and never stop to enjoy.

Carrie K said...

Beautiful landscaping! I wish I could maintain flower pots like those. They look beautiful!
Happy to have found you through Mommy of a Monster!

Kerri said...

I love the pots too!
I just realized I have been to Vallejo! My brother lives in CA and when we went out there for his wedding we went to Animal World or something like that...this was almost 20 years ago!

My name is Becka said...

What a beautiful yard! Oh how I await the day when we can have one too!

Anonymous said...

I have been hunting down the name of that pretty flowering plant - fortnight lily. I want to get some of the white ones with the purple centers for my front yard.
Kim