Faye is asking us to think about gardening. Do you consider yourself a gardener? Or, just the lawn keeper? When you think of your home, is it important that there are growing and flowering plants in your home landscape?
One thing I can say for sure Faye is, I am NOT a fan of gardening, but I do LOVE house plants and potted patio plants. I guess the thought of "arranging" flowers and shrubs is somewhat overwhelming and intimidating to me. Plus, I'm pretty sure that the more "gardens" you grow, the more weeds you sow! Don't get me wrong Faye, I love beautiful gardens and I appreciate the beauty flowers bring, I just don't have the knack for putting it all together. So, I have posted some photos below of the outdoor landscaping and foliage that adorns our property and patio, which I cannot take complete credit for.
I am very fortunate to have a brother-in-law who specializes in landscaping. He designed and planted shrubs along our front sidewalk last Fall.
This is my perennial garden, which was originally a "holding area" for plants and shrubs we transplanted from our old home to our new home. It has remained at this spot for 6 years now. It contains sedum, lily's, lily of the valley, august lily's, bleeding hearts, cone flowers, tulips, one birdbath, one hanging plant and a garden flag!
Here are some of my potted patio plants. The hibiscus was a Mother's Day gift. I have two of these large planters on my back patio.
Two ferns adorn my front porch entry way.
And that's it! Now, go on over to Summit Musings and see what the other green thumbs are sharing!