Edgemere Park's Yard of the Month for July
This is my friend Petra's cute cottage and yard.
She always keeps it so pretty in the summer months.
Her porch is full of willow and Mexican pottery.
A couple of her willow chairs came from me.
I used to have lots of willow in my house when I lived in a woodland setting but
they just didn't go with my house here.
But they go so nicely on her front porch and I'm happy they found a home here.
The secret to her pretty front yard - plants in pots set in her flower beds.
She always does pots of caladiums and begonias.
Several times in the spring she will move them to a protected back area when thunder and
hail storms threaten.
Pots of annuals is such an easy way to bring big impact to a landscape in an easy way.
You get instant results. In one day a complete garden.
A pretty window box graces a window around the side of the house.
This little railing on the side porch is a favorite of mine.
Little lanterns too among the plants.
Here's her little backyard. This is a granny smith apple tree loaded with apples.
What a pretty little red bench.
a charming statue
She'll be embarrassed that the grass was so high in these photos.
She didn't know I was going to take photos of the backyard that day and she hadn't mowed yet.
Still it's a delightful yard mowed or not.
Petra spends a lot of time in her yard keeping it pretty.
Last weekend she and I sat out under her pergola surrounded by flickering lanterns hanging in the trees,
drinking cocktails and just enjoying the evening.
I have to say its a perfect way to spend a Saturday night.
Do you have a special friend you live near that you spend time out in the yard with?