Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday, hosted by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer.

I thought you might be tired of seeing the flowers in the back yard, so I'm sharing pictures of the front yard this week.

Starting at the left, assorted day lilies, Billy Graham rose bush, ivy leaf geraniums, more day lilies, Henry Fonda rose bush, more day lilies and a brush cherry bush.

(Click on photos to enlarge.)
See the house on the left? We lived there for 20 years. We bought our next door neighbors house 10 years ago. Our son bought our old house and remodeled it. Pretty cool, huh?

I've alway loved houses with front porches and suggested to my husband several times that we add a porch to the front of our house. (Well, actually I nagged at him constantly). Whenever I found a picture, I'd show him. One day I found the perfect porch picture in an advertisement. I cut it out and stuck it on the refrigerator. Our porch is very similar to that little inspiration picture. I just wish the flower beds were a little wider... ☺

Susan, thank you for hosting this fun weekly event. You can visit A Southern Daydreamer to see the other Outdoor Wednesday posts, by clicking HERE.

Enjoy!

Diane

44 comments:

dana said...

How wonderful that your son lives next door in that home that used to be YOURS!! I love your front porch. I always wanted one, too, so when we built our home 4 years ago---I made certain of it. Actually,my husband enjoys it more than I do. Happy Wednesday! Dana

Melissa Miller said...

~Gorgeous home Diane! :)

Still Learning said...

Your flowers are just so pretty!! What a great gardener you are... How wonderful that you get to live right next to your son. It's great to have family so close.

Loved the flowers!!

Jenn

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Girl you have an amazing home... you sure didn't have far to move....I'm glad you like the animal pictures... hope all is well your way..hugs ~lynne~

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

What a beautiful front yard and landscaping! Your porch is so inviting. Happy OW!

♥Mimi♥ said...

I just ♥ the front of your house and I'm with you...a front porch is one of those things that feeds the soul☺ When I sit on my front porch something, I don't know what, makes me feel special, especially if I have a good book with me and something cool to drink!

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

I like your porch with all those flowers blooming :-0 You must spend a lot time sitting there just relaxing. I it's it's nice to to have your son lives just next to you. He has his own space and yet he's still close to family.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Hootin' Anni said...

Beautiful....quaint porch...wish I had a covered porch big enough to sit on and watch the world go by. And the flowers? Gorgeous!!

My Wordful/Outdoor Wednesday is all about something that was 'taken from our yard'. But at our request. Happy Wednesday to you.

Smilingsal said...

When I was a small child, we had a front porch, and every evening in the summertime, we'd sit and rock and sing songs. It was lovely. Your home is charming with the curving pathway to your porch. It must be super nice to live so close to your son.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your front yard and porch are beautiful, Diane!!

pk @ room remix said...

Beautiful flowers. How fun to be able to have family so close!

Foley said...

Love your rose bush and the geraniuns!!!
Front porches do add a wonderful look - and they are so enjoyable!
Great your son lives next door - I'm sure you have dinner guests often - lol

Mary said...

What a beautiful and welcoming home. Your front garden and the winding approach to the porch are wonderful. Have a great day and enjoy the holiday weekend.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

The rose clad porch is simply to die for.

Thanks for sharing your FRONT yard.. Sweet very sweet.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Justine said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful, Diane! There's so much color! I love the pathway to the front of the house, and the porch is perfect!

Justine :o )

Marie said...

J'adore your home and especially the brick pathway leading to your front door!
-marie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Diane, Girl I love that brick walkway and how cool is that you only moved from one house to another...does your son still live there..Loved your home..thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

stefanie said...

what a beautiful post, thanks for sharing, happy ow.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Beautiful Post! Thanks so much for sharing. Would just love to walk right up to the door. The pics are so inviting. Please stop by Country Wings in Phoenix. Would love to share with you. "Country Hugs", Sherry

Regina said...

These are beautiful blooms.
Nice post.

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Your front yard is as lovely as the backyard. You are a natural at gardening and farming.

xinex said...

That is really cool that your son bought your old house and that you are neighbors.Your front yard is gorgeous just like your back yard. Happy Independence Day!....Christine

xinex said...

That is really cool that your son bought your old house and that you are neighbors.Your front yard is gorgeous just like your back yard. Happy Independence Day!....Christine

Lavender Chick said...

Wow! How cool is that - that your son lives in your old house (and I suppose the home he grew up in) and you're living next door!

Gorgeous flowers! My yard is a mess - I need to keep looking at your flowers to give me some motivation....

Tootsie said...

how cool is that!! at least when the neighbors are noisy...you don't have to worry about telling them!!! lol
your garden looks so pretty!!! I love porches too!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Diane, this looks so pretty, and that porch is absolutely fabulous! I think it was probably worth all of the nagging you had to do to get it! Have a wonderful holiday weekend. laurie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Diane thanks so much for swinging by. Do you have any big plans for the w/k. the grandson will be here tomorrow thru Monday.. that will put some laughter in the house and will sure keep me on my toes..lol
Happy Fourth my friend,
hugs ~lynne~

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Diane, that's the perfect solution, having your child live NEXT DOOR! I need to start talking to Abby about that now (she's only 15, LOL). Your garden is so gorgeous, very charming and inviting.
Cheers, Andrea

Melissa Miller said...

I forgot to tell you before how pretty I think your brick pathways and flowers beds are. ~Gorgeous!

~Happy 4th Diane! :)

dana said...

Happy 4th of July, Diane!!! Think Pink, too! :) Dana

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Your home looks so nice and inviting...left you a note on my blog.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Great front porch! I hope you get to enjoy it often! How nice that your son lives next door in your previous home!
Happy 4th...enjoy!
;-D

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, I love your flowers and your porch. And how neat to have your son next door in your old home! :-)

I have never heard of Billy Graham roses, but since he's one of my favorite people on earth, I would love to have some.

Wishing you all the best for a Happy Fourth!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Diane, thanks for the info on the flocks.. Maybe I should have done that and added to the post??? ummmm a thought for another day ..lol....
Happy Fourth my friend.,.
hugs ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Diane, thanks for the info on the flocks.. Maybe I should have done that and added to the post??? ummmm a thought for another day ..lol....
Happy Fourth my friend.,.
hugs ~lynne~

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Wanted to make sure you got my e-mail my silly friend...lol

Nancy said...

Gorgeous!! Love that walkway too!! Nancy

RobinfromCA said...

I love your brick walkway and your porch! How fun to have your son living next door as well!

Robin

Melissa Miller said...

Oh thanks for the info Diane!

Another blogger suggested trellises
as well. The way you explained it I understand it much better now though.
Thank you, thank you...:)
You're the best!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Diane! Your home is just beautiful! I love your porch! I wish I had one, but alas...no. How nice that you live next door to your son. I would love that. Your flowers are so pretty, Diane! And your lawn...amazing! Is it fescue? It's so lush and green!! They say our drought is over, but I'm not seeing the rain. Have a wonderful week!...hugs...Debbie

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Diane,

How fun that your son lives next door. I love the story of your front porch - it is perfect for your home and looks like part of the original design. A good example of "dreams do come true if you nag enough".
Have a lovely week.
Blessings,
Erin

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful gardens! Good for you for nagging. I think my favorite part of any house are the porches! :-) Now, just get DH to carve away some more of that grass and you can have those beds as wide as you want! :-)
Susan

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Diane, water is back on yippee.. No girlfriend, I haven't started my farm yet.. been too much to do today.. lol..will have to get on that won't I??
hugs ~lynne~

Michelle said...

Diane, your front yard is so perfect! I love all the flowers in front. How nice it must be to live next to your son too!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!

hugs...

Michelle :)

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