To go along with my Spring backyard tour, here's a quick look at the front yard. There aren't many blooms right now, just the tiny purple shamrock flowers and the potato vine along the fence.
Within a few weeks, however, my root hardy perennials like lantern, turk's cap, shrimp plant and pride of Barbados will be up and blooming, adding their colors to the space.
I think the front yard needs a focal point somewhere between the path and the swath of liriope, perhaps a tall fountain, a unique pot, a tiny tree or an obelisk trellis? I'm not sure yet. If you have ideas or inspiration, I'd love to hear them.
I've added a few more river rocks to my creek beds. If the rains ever return, I'm ready.
The right side of the driveway is much too sparse this season. Most of the year, the bed is full of lantana and butterflies. I probably need to redesign it and incorporate some late spring bloomers.
A gardeners work is never done... and thank goodness for that.