Adding a Little Life to the Yard

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This past week has been Spring Break (AKA a teacher’s best friend this time of year), and with the beautiful weather I decided it was time to give the front yard a little bit of fun–a little bit of life! Since this is the first year I’ve had a yard to plant my own flowers, I figured I would get the Flower Queen herself (yes, that’s my mama) to give me a little advice and help.  We went to six different flower stores…you have to be a little picky when choosing the perfect flowers, and I was quite pleased with our colorful selections.

When selecting flowers there are a few important things to know: 1) How much sun the area you are planting in receives daily 2) if you are wanting to purchase annuals or perennials and the difference between each [annual means the flowers will not come back the following year & perennials will come back year after year] and 3) how big of an area you are planting flowers in.

I chose a variety of different flowers and colors including Gerber Daisies, Geraniums, Dianthus, Vinca, Celosia, and Marigolds.  I also decided to use black mulch to go on top so that the bright flowers would have an extra POP!

Part 1: Weeding–Thank goodness for mom & her help…this could have gotten boring pretty quickly without her!Screen Shot 2015-04-05 at 8.29.05 PM

Part 2: Lay out all of our flowers and decide where each belongs.2015-04-01 16.11.27

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Part 3: Get to Planting!

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^The Flower Queen herself^

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Part 4: Sit back & enjoy!

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^Gerber Daisies^

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^Celosia..or as I call it Troll Hair haha!^

I guess you know you’re growing up when 1) shopping now consists of flower shopping and 2) you have the best time planting flowers with your mom! Hope you love your flower beds as much as we do!

Love Always — LC


5 thoughts on “Adding a Little Life to the Yard

  1. Hi LC,

    My name is Ashley, and I work for Twin Pines Landscaping out of Massachusetts! We really enjoy your blog, and think you have some great content in regards to gardening and landscaping! We would love to get connected and share more ideas! Feel free to check out our blog here or “Like” us on Facebook here to get an idea about who we are and what we do! Thanks so much and we look forward to getting connected!

    Ashley & The Twin Pines Landscaping Team


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