Hi guys!

First of all I want to say sorry that I haven’t kept to my weekly post schedule as closely! Summer is a busy time for everyone, us included. Which means lots of projects & prospective article topics, I just have to find the time to sit still long enough to write them! Lol!

Anyway, I’ve done a bit more landscaping, or at least an attempt to ๐Ÿ˜‰ believe me I know I’m no pro! But I’m trying & that’s what counts, right? So as I said before I’ve started with an idea & then tried to look for easy to care for plants that meet my preferences. This post is only about our front yard because our backyard is a MESS right now lol! We tore the deck off over a month ago & then between rainy weekends & other projects we haven’t started building the new one yet, but my fingers are crossed it’ll start soon!!! Then I can share, share, share!

Bushes, Shrubs, & Plants Oh My!

Here are a few pics of some plants I chose & have thus far kept alive ๐Ÿ™‚ All of the plants below were bought at Lowe’s.

I love this little blueish guy! I hoping it really fills up this little flower bed as ground cover!

Beginner DIY Landscaping Cottage Style

Beginner DIY Landscaping Cottage Style

Beginner DIY Landscaping Cottage Style

This was the first flowering plant I’ve ever had, & it’s my absolute favorite! It’s name even sounds yummy! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Beginner DIY Landscaping Cottage Style

Beginner DIY Landscaping Cottage Style

Beginner DIY Landscaping Cottage Style

Just like inside my house I prefer texture over color for sure & felt both these bushes were a perfect fit here. As you can see I kept it really simple & minimal. I added black mulch to freshen up the beds & it made ALL the difference! The suitcase was made by yours truly too. I just saw they’re running aย sale right now 5 bags for $10 I’ll add a linkย HEREย for you ๐Ÿ™‚

I planted the bigger bush & shrubs 2 years ago. One is a Emerald Green Arborvitae Screening Shrub & the other is a White Dwarf English Boxwood, which looks to be on sale as well now too.

Beginner DIY Landscaping Cottage Style

Beginner DIY Landscaping Cottage Style

Last but not least I added this sweet little Plantain Lily to the other flower bed ๐Ÿ™‚

Beginner DIY Landscaping Cottage Style

Beginner DIY Landscaping Cottage Style

On the Porch

This is the third year these sweet little succulents have come back & some of them stay all year round!

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I really liked the softness of these plants offer both visually & literally they’re so soft lol! The basket came from Lowe’s also.

Beginner DIY Landscaping Cottage Style

Beginner DIY Landscaping Cottage Style

Beginner DIY Landscaping Cottage Style

The Clematis Are Still Alive!!ย 

I also thought I’d give y’all an update on the Sweet Autumn Clematis. I’m happy to report that they are thriving! Some have grown/climbed more that 6 ft already & I’m so thrilled!

Beginner DIY Landscaping Cottage Style

Beginner DIY Landscaping Cottage Style

Beginner DIY Landscaping Cottage Style

I hope you’re having an awesome summer & filling your homes inside & out with beautiful things that make you happy!

XOXO

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