As you walk out the front door this is what you see. The entry garden is on the left.
I was inspired by Jenni's spring containers on her blog and made a trip to the nursery so I could get a couple planted.
The mostly shade entry garden. I finally got the Hellebores and Sarcococca planted. I've got lots more to do in this bed, but at least it's not covered in pine needles and leaves anymore.
This used to be part of the big front border, now it is it's own separate bed. There's lots of empty space in here just waiting for plants.
The other side of the bed above still needs some work. The weeping cherry is getting close to blooming. Many of the shrubs in here are starting to leaf out.
The other side of what used to be the big front border. I guess I need to come up with names for them now. This might be called the hummingbird and butterfly garden since so many of their favorites are in this area. Our neighbors have pruned their Weeping Willow into an "interesting" shape. He's trying to keep it small, but I think they chose the wrong tree for that.
From this side of the bed you can see the two pear trees. They need to be staked badly, but both look to be close to blooming.
Looking through the two beds. I can't wait until they are overflowing with flowers. Even though I took out the middle of the bed, I feel like I have more planting space now.
My husband's family is coming at the end of the week. I was hoping more would be blooming, but the garden is still behind. Hopefully now that the weather is starting to stay a little warmer the plants will start growing faster, I'm anxious to see some more flowers!
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