Saturday, June 22, 2013

Out Front/The First Day of Summer

Funny that the front of the house sometimes gets neglected around here.
Everything is focused out back for the most part.
Our front yard is larger than our back yard was in Chicago.
Not to mention a driveway...only a  former Chicagoan can really appreciate a driveway
with your own parking space.
(probably any major metropolitan area, right?)

I was inspired to try a fern this year by Dawn at The Feathered Nest.
Dawn's lovely farmhouse boasts 3 large ferns along her front porch.
It looks so cool and inviting. I decided to try it myself.
Our front is shady and it's hard to grow anything unless it likes shade.
This Boston Fern seems to like it here.

This pot is flourishing too.

Coleus love the shade and still produce such vibrant colors.

On the south side of the house where nothing wanted to grow,
this lavender has found a home.
The largest "crop" I've ever had.
The smell is delicious...I run my hand over it each time
I walk by.

The weeds like the south side too. ;-)
Happy First Day of Summer!
Have a great weekend my friends.  Thanks so very much for stopping by,
and for all your kind comments.  It means so much to me. <3>
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Lynne said...

Happy First Day of Summer to you too Penny . . . If you bring that Boston Ivy inside before a frost you might be able to save it for next year . . . of course the question becomes, "WHERE will I hang it?"

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The fern is so lush and green... Our first day of summer was rather cool here in Brittany, I'm waiting for summer to really make its appearance.

thistlewoodfarm said...


Hello sweet friend! Everything looks so green and pretty! What a wonderful peaceful place!

Happy day!