I thought we could take a little garden visit before I leave.....the theme with this post is entryways, which I think are so important to welcoming your guests and helping to create spaces you can enjoy. The above photos are from my front yard....that funny little sign in the first photo is an honor I just received last week. In my community, they give out yard of the month awards and I'm thrilled to say that I received this award for the month of July. The planter boxes were made by Chris from old fence posts. The planters are filled with Impatiens and other assorted annuals. Alongside the boxes I'm growing a Flower Carpet Rose and two Knockout Roses.
This equisite mosaic birdhouse was created for me by the extremely talented Michelle Legler over at : http://www.mosaicqueen.typepad.com/ . It is no wonder her name is Mosaic Queen because her work stands alone in its beauty and creative design.
My front entryway has two beautiful Flower Carpet Roses surrounding a cart full of Impatiens.
The stairs are lined with pots and window boxes full of Impatiens that cascade over the sides.
My backyard perennial garden is producing lots of beautiful blooms after all the rain we've been having. The tall plants in the back are my perennial Hibiscus and come late July, they will be full of dinner plate sized blooms in all colors.