No, this is the BEFORE. It does not look bad but it leaves a lot to be desired. Bushes that were not my favorite and holly bushes that I do not like at all. Trying to prune them left me with scratches and pricks on my fingers!! This was definitely the contractor's easy landscaping. As you know I am the first to admit that I am not a gardener and I need things that are easy to maintain. And the door was a boring dark gray....I have pondered for over a year on a new door color. First the door....
Peacock Blue by Sherwin Williams was my final choice. I knew I wanted a teal/blue green color but was debating over several shades. Fionnuala at our local Sherwin Williams store came to my rescue. She helped me narrow down my choices and kept me from purchasing a brighter color that she felt I would not be happy with in the long run. She was right...this is my perfect shade of bluegreen for my front door. And I am planning to paint my boring white G a corally pink color for the summer. My artist friend, Kris, and daughter, Amelia advised me on this change.
I have added a few more hostas and some impatiens for the summer! Four sweet potato vines are in the beds as well. I have enjoyed my dwarf nandinas as they provide a pretty pop of color in the fall and all through the seaons. The curbing has really helped to keep the grass out of my bedding area. And last, I enjoy sitting on my small front porch these days! I even have a small table for a glass of sweet tea or a cup of early morning coffee.
My littel Japanese maple made it through the winter...you can see it at the far right. I did give it a little hair cut and raised the canopy a bit. I look forward to seeing it grow every year. And new mulch just makes everything looks so neat and tidy!
I think everything will look very nice once it becomes established!! I am happy with the pink/fuschia/coral impatiens I planted this year. They will add a nice pop of color once they grow a bit.
Another home chore completed and I am happy with the results.
Don't forget to visit yesterday's post and leave a comment to be entered for the Vera Bradley give away!! I will be back bright and early tomorrow morning to announce the winner. Several people asked when I celebrate my birthday...May 17th. I always looked forward to my birthday because it meant that school would soon be out! I love being a May Girl.