Sunday, July 24, 2011

Notes From Home

Do you remember this mess?

I can almost say me either...

I went out to check the mail yesterday and as I turned to walk back into the house this caught me eye.

Sometimes after a project is finished you forget to stop and appreciate the beauty of the creation.  

We started this project back in April 2011 and I forgot to take pictures of after we put the plants in around the end of May.  I wish the stucco around the front window was looking a little better but that's from the project of replacing old windows July 2010.  The inside is done but the outside is a work in progress now.

Our planters along the sidewalk filled with Vinca's don't look so much like the mausoleums at the cemetery anymore. The purple Lantana are thriving in the 110+ degree heat.

Here's a view looking across the driveway.  The planter the farthest away has lipstick red Hibiscus that will one day grow up and be a hedge.

I hope you enjoyed my "notes from home" on a Sunday afternoon.

Thanks for visiting my blog today -


Lisa Jane said...

Its looking wonderful.Love the planters
Lisa x

jimlynn said...

WOW! So pretty, Jan...and all that hard work was well worth it.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I just love before and after pictures. It all looks great and bless the flowers heart for staying beautiful for you in this heat! Thank you for sharing the rebirth!

Carol L said...

WOW Jan, this looks so pretty with those flowers and great planter beds! Your hubby does beautiful work, and so much of it!!! I hope he's resting that back and feeling a little better!

Collette said...

Lovely, Jan - I'm sitting here melting in 95, can't imagine how your lovely flowers feel. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy S. said...

Mausoleums, lol!
It looks great, Jan. Quite a difference!

Cathy P in AZ said...

Oooooo PRETTY! I love your outdoors remodel! Amazing what will grow in the desert in the heat, huh? Lantanas are SO colorful and hardy too. TFS - it looks like HOME. :)