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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fertilizer Friday...My front yard

Hey Guys! This week I'm joining Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday. Please go pay her a visit! She has the most amazing flowers you've ever seen!! I thought I would show you my front yard this week, I don't think I've ever posted it on my blog. Like I said in my last post, Lowe's has all their flowers dirt cheap right now, so I couldn't resist buying more! Some of the ones I had planted didn't survive anyway and I had to rip them up. I recently bought the zinnias, they are one of my favorites and do well in the heat. Boy, those crape myrtles need a trim, that's a good job for hubby!


Miracle Grow!! It does wonders!
I bought some of these at Lowes too .50! (don't know what they're called)

The beautiful zinnias!

We did this little landscape a few years ago. It really added to the yard.



We also landscaped the side of our house a few years ago too. There was nothing here, just the air conditioner unit and electric box. It took forever for me to plan this out with the plants and everything. Kevin built the fence last year and I spray painted it brown. It doesn't hide the unit, but looks better that nothing. It lifts off in case we have to have it worked on, like we did this week! It got to 90 degrees inside, we stayed at my parents.



Some of my neighbors have these flags, so I had to have one too!


I did the wreath in all colors to match my flowers...


A peek inside....see...everything is the same! I haven't moved one thing...lol.

I'll be posting something new within the next few weeks. Have a great weekend!! For more outdoor pictures, visit my last three posts!

35 comments:

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Kristen, Your home is so lovely inside & out! Great pictures! ☺♥☺ Diane

Melissa Miller said...

~GORGEOUS flowers and yard Kristen!
Your hard work really shows.

You know how much I love vibrant color and your front yard is just spectacular. The way you have layered the beds with so many rows is genious. Did you have a landscaper? The fullness of them looks amazing. It makes me think mine look pretty bare after all. Hmmmm...I may need to work on that and check out Lowes for some flowers for more color in the front beds.

Love your sweet flag area and the wreath you made is outstanding!
I can't wait until fall now to put out the pretty swag you made me.

~Wonderful job!
You should be so proud of it.
I know your neighbors must be inspired and get ideas from you.

Have a blessed evening my friend.
~Melissa :)

Sherry said...

Kristen, Your flowers are beautiful. Sherry

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kristen, your home and yard are beautiful. I love the flag in the yard.. hugs ~lynne~

siteseer said...

I LOVE your flowers. All of your flower beds are beautiful. And your door wreath is gorgeous! Gotta go check out more of your blog now.

Outside In said...

Beautiful flowers! your home is so lovely with a great looking garden to match. Happy FF!

-Cathy

Tamara Jansen said...

That flower is a Celosia....a special breed, of which the name suddenly escapes me. We LOVE those too in the greenhouse :)

CiNdEe said...

Beautiful! Happy FF!!!

lynn'sgarden said...

Hey Kristen, haha, we both love Miracle-Gro! And have a little white dog. And have floral design background. And...hmmm, good friends already! I love your blog layout...really cute! The unamed purple flower you have is globe amaranth..I love those for containers as they bloom forever!! Thanks for visiting!
Lynn

Darla said...

Your yard is so perfect! The Crepes look good just like they are.

Justin and Jenn said...

I found your blog through Melissa's Heart and Home. I was so surprised- I live in Arkansas too!! I love your home!

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Kristen,
Your front yard is just as beautiful as your back. I love all the colors, very pretty. I like how you sculpted that area last yr and your side looks great. Have a great weekend. I have one of those flags, too. Make a great accent to the yard.

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Everything is perfect! Love all the color and that little look inside is amazing. Warm wishes, Esther

Jacki said...

Congrats on your deals at Lowe's! I was pretty happy to find perennials at $2/each - I'm afraid what I would end up dragging home if I came across a 50 cent sale! Love the fence around the air conditioning unit - what a great idea!

Tracy said...

Kristen, your yard is so pretty as is your wreath...you make the best floral arrangements.

Frugal Fine Living said...

Your yard is beautiful! I love the wreath you made, too. Have a wonderful weekend.

Jane

Crafty Gardener said...

Your wreath is gorgeous.

~Kristen~ said...

The outside of your home is just as beautiful as the inside!!!

Cathy said...

Oh Kristen...more gorgeous flowers!!! Your front yard is stunning!!! I love the addition of the bed in your yard...it is the perfect touch!!!

Do you ever make wreaths for sale? I would love one for my front door!!! Yours is so beauutiful and you know me when I see something that gorgeous...I want one!!! Just let me know...I am very serious!!!

I may have to copy your flag idea as well...I love it too!!!

It is always inspiring at Kristen's Creations...love my visits here!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Tootsie said...

I feel so honored that you chose my meme to show off your front yard! I love the landscape...you did a great job and those beds look wonderful! Thanks for linking in and flaunting your wonderful gardens...and for the little peek into the pretty place you call home!

Mommys Online Garage Sale said...

Beautiful....love the wreath you made.

squawmama said...

Hi Kristen... Well we are making our way up to Arkansas... We have our youngest grand daughter with us ans will be there around August 14th... Your home as always is stunning inside & out... Your garden is gorgeous too... Have a wonderful day & see you soon!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kristen, I was going to ask where you had been, but after looking at the photos of your gorgeous yard, I think you've been doing yard work! Everything looks so pretty. That is a very interesting little purple flower. Wonder what it is. Can't beat that kind of color for 50 cents! laurie

Susan S. said...

lOOKING good in your YARD! Love the little fence around the AC Unit. Our Lowes has plants on sale but I'm scared to buy them...it's just TOO hot to plant anything here in South Texas this time of year. :)

Anonymous said...

Nice job Kristen...

Kathy :)

Laura said...

Kristen- your yard and your home look absolutely lovely.

I will be re-reading some posts to get more looks!

Right now, however, thanks to your tip, I am off to Lowe's.

Laura

Lori said...

Everything you do is gorgeous! I am passing on the One Lovely Blog Award to you...come on over to get it!

Miss Janice said...

Kristen, your flowers and shrubs look beautiful!

Angie said...

Beautiful! I wish my yard was that pretty and colorful!

Lynette said...

Hey Kristen - Beautiful home inside and great curb appeal outside as well - love your little flag!

Thanks for stopping by to visit the other day - I've missed you -

Happy Tuesday -

Melissa Miller said...

PRETTY Blog background Kristen! This is so YOU. Love it!

Thanks for the sweet wishes and entering my giveaway. I've missed your posts and am thrilled you will be back at it soon. Yeah!

I'm glad you like my new drapery rods. They were a bit of a splurge and therefore I'm calling them my B-day gift from Alex. LOL!

I'll be ordering a "G" from you soon for baby Grayson due in October. Let me ask Michele to tell me how she wants it for sure.

Cathy said...

I love your new blog dress!!! Perfect!!! It suits you to a tee!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

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Anonymous said...

LOL >> Sorry -- I said I was on "high speed dial up". LOL! NO! I am on high speed cable. sorry about that!

laughing at self...

Doh.

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