Let’s see what our pals in the front yard have been up to

I love reading fellow Austin-based blogs like Digging and The Grackle, and comparing their landscaping blooms to ours. It’s nice to see that other gardeners share our same struggles, and if they don’t, they can offer us some gardening guidance. It’s been especially nice now that we actually have some front yard landscaping to tend to. Earlier this summer my garden guru came to help us install a new garden in our front yard. I know Austin summers are not the best time of year to put in new landscaping, but that’s the time we had available and you gotta do what you gotta do. So I’m pleased to see, despite the odds, two months later there is a respectable amount of growth and development in our front yard garden.

The front yard as seen from the driveway.

Roses and echinacea coneflower have been blooming all summer.

Roses and yucca are an unconventional but really fun landscaping combination.

Pride of Barbados is blooming like crazy all over Central Texas.

I fell in love with desert globemallow after a visit to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. I’m pretty jazzed about having two plants of our own in bloom.

Autumn joy sedum is doing its thing.

Gomphrena fireworks…because everyday at the doodle house is a celebration.

The succulent planter, thank heaven, is always lush even in the harshest of summers.

Echinacea is forever smiling.

I’m happy we’ve had few flora casualties this summer, and now that September is just around the corner, I’m eager to see what glorious surprises fall will bring.


7 Comments on “Let’s see what our pals in the front yard have been up to”

  1. Pam/Digging says:

    Thanks so much for the shout-out! Your garden is looking great. I’m a huge fan of the globe mallows too.

  2. manty67 says:

    Your garden looks lovely with all its colour. I do envy those that get such pleasure out of gardening (my husband being one). I look forward to seeing how it transforms through the seasons šŸ™‚

    Thank you for sharing šŸ™‚

  3. kmom says:

    It will be so much more next year. Here’s hoping for good fall rains to come.

  4. Joy says:

    So awesome. I’m still trying to come up with something I can contribute. I’m not a great Gardner or Construction worker ….I know, I can help by cheering and I can sew for you!!!!!!!!

  5. Beautiful…thanks for sharing. Love the firework’s flower…never seen anything like that. šŸ™‚

  6. Iga says:

    so nice, I really like it, its so much different from London! so much colourful, if you want to sneak a peek into my blog here is my link, let me know what do you think http://www.iga-iguana.com

    Iga x x x


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