And I do mean simple. My husband and I had no skill at landscaping, gardening, or adding curb appeal until the last few years (not that I would call us skilled, actually.)
Given our passion for it now, we’re making up for lost time. With that said, we’re newbies, and we keep it simple. Flowers have made all the difference in the curb appeal of our house, and in the pleasure we have in our backyard. (The big backyard that makes it so hard for us to move!)
Here’s the Mandevilla we bought yesterday. I fell in love with this plant last spring. It grew like crazy last year and we trained it to wrap around the railing. It’s amazing how much one big, colorful plant makes the porch so much prettier. (Mandevillas need lots of sun.)
The corner in the rear of our backyard, by the woods, was always neglected in the past, but my husband decided last year that it deserved some color too. He’s just getting started with it for this year. The hanging plant on the right in the photo below is a Fuchsia. The flowers in the pots are Impatiens. (Both Fuchsia and Impatiens grow well in shade. Until today, I thought they were called ImpatienTs. Oops.)
We plopped this trellis in front of the gate to our backyard last spring. (Again, a really simple thing that added some charm.) We’ve been trying to decide what kind of flowers to put on each side to climb it–maybe Mandevillas. What do you think?
More to come, as soon as we get some more flowers planted…
Enjoy your day and its simple pleasures!