I'm on the Yard of the Month Committee for my neighborhood, Edgemere Park.
We are starting off this summer of beautiful yards by selecting one of my neighbors.
I get to look across the street to this beautiful yard, every day.
This yard has not looked like this long.
The yard was a mess until a couple of years ago when the new owner, Mike and his friend
decided it was time to make it beautiful.
Fortunately, the friend has a degree in horticulture.
I love this front side patio on the house.
At Christmas there is always a lighted tree out here.
I love that.
Two huge trees shade the front yard.
Hydrangeas and a japanese maple are planted beneath these large trees.
More hydrangeas around the side of the house.
Another view of the side front patio.
I wish I had a spot like this.
I do have a small front side patio but it's not raised like this one nor does it have a railing.
But I know some plants and furniture would go far to make it feel special like this one.
Hydrangeas, ferns and other plantings line the sidewalk to the backyard.
I would love this to be my walk from the car to the house each morning and evening.
Just inside the gate, you'll see the plantings don't end.
All the large plants in their backyard are over wintered in the small garage apartment.
The centerpiece of the backyard is a raised vegetable garden.
The raised bed is made of cinder blocks.
The great thing about the cinder blocks is that plants can be planted inside the holes of the blocks.
Here you see basil planted.
There were all kinds of herbs planted around the entire bed.
Come back on Sunday when I'll give a tour of the inside of this cottage.
Aren't I lucky to see this every day?