Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Blooming Tuesday - Color Curb Appeal

Today for Bloomin' Tuesday I thought I would show some plants in our front yard.

Our front yard is almost 3/4 of an acre. I wanted to give it some color curb appeal so this past week I have been working on adding some Petunias around some of the trees. I first added a rock planter around each tree, then I added different colored Petunias.

Petunias here in Southern California will last from Spring through Winter!

Here is a shot of some Bottle Brush bushes in the distance. They are bright red and they add so much color in the front yard. Here are some close up shots of those bottle brush blooms!

Here is a Cactus plant that has the prettiest blooms on it. It hides behind 3 of our Palm Trees in the front yard. I am not a Cactus fan, but this bloom is the only reason why this cactus plant still is there!

Under our Ash Tree we have an area of Coreopsis growing I have to show you a picture of this Ash Tree. It is so big that I cannot capture it in a picture. It sits in the middle of our front yard. It is over 200 years old and is over 100 feet tall and 45 feet wide. We had to hire a special tree guy, an Arborist to come out and trim the tree.
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17 comments:

Darla said...

Your yard is gorgeous!!!!

Paula said...

You have been really working! Love your rock planters aroundyour trees. The colors are perfect for your curb appeal! Kudos....Paula in Idaho

Laurie and Chris said...

Wow! Your yard looks so nice. I love the work you have done around the trees.

Neabear said...

The petunias around the trees looks great. I hope you get another picture of the cactus blooming when the blooms open up more. Your yard is beautiful!!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow- that looks wonderful! The flowers around the trees add so much beautiful color- great job, Miss Ann!

Wanita said...

You have a very pretty yard. I love the bottle brush flowers.

Blessings,
Wanita

Jean said...

Great idea to add a punch of color under the trees. Very effective with a different color under each tree. The bottle brush tree certainly add interest. Love it! Jean

~~Rhonda said...

The yard looks great. I like the petunias! ~~Rhonda

Carla said...

What an impressive tree:) Love your yard and colors:) And that bottlebrush-oh my!!

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous! Do you take on boarders? Just kidding. Kind of. Your front yard is beautiful and I love the petunias around the trees. So colorful and pretty. The Bottle Brush takes me back to my childhood in northern California. We had a long hedge of Bottle Brush and they were so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

Annie,

They are all beautiful. It must take a lot of time to keep it looking so awesome. Breathtaking.

Blessings,
Mary

Linda M. Verardi said...

Your hard work paid off the front "yard" looks peaceful and colorful.

Aiyana said...

You have a beautiful piece of property, both in front and back. You also have the perfect climate in my view. The petunias added just the right amount of color.
Aiyana

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Beautiful flowers; Great "color curb appeal." Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

Beverly said...

Anne, as always, your gardens are breathtaking!! Glad I stopped by...it always brightens my day.

Rhondi said...

Hi Annie
You have been hard at work and it all looks so beautiful. What a welcome as guests come up your driveway!
Hugs, Rhondi

nikkicrumpet said...

Your home and your yard is BEAUTIFUL! I miss being able to plant Petunias...they grew so well in Utah...but here in New England they get all leggy and slimey.

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