Thursday, July 28, 2011

Party Announcement & Landscaping samples:)

 Debra over at Common Ground blog~ Party Details HERE~   is going to be starting a new design challenge party.. I sure know what I need help with-- my new Landscape..

  I pulled out 14 year old shrubs that were overgrown and so out of shape even a professional trimmer after 3 tries couldnt get them back to looking nice...  I also had to have 3 trees removed. One was dead ,one had lost a major limb from lightning and the 3rd just had a horrible shape and did'nt look too healthy.

  Right now my entire front yard is blank, except for a few tiny plants at the porch, so this is a great time to put together a design for it and start new..

  Here are a few samples I found on the BHG site  .. I'm saving others too and looking forward to getting ideas an suggestions for ya'll when Debra gets her party up and running..

I'd love to have something like this to the right of the driveway..
This would be great on the far right side of the yard starting at the edge of the house..
This mailbox decor makes my heart go pitter patter:) 

 Now if I can add lots of ideas from ya'll it will help me so much...
 I hope to see ya at the Party over at Common Ground.. here that's link again and its on my sidebar too..
Debra's Design Challenge Party

 Thanks for visiting me.. You're always welcome here and be assured I am Grinning when I see your comments.


  1. I love mailbox plantings like that illustration, Sonny. I wish I had done a larger half circle around mine when we had it done. I'm sure you'll get lots of ideas and suggestions for your front yard.

  2. Hi Sonny,
    I love gardens like this. Something like this inspired my mailbox garden, but I don't have near this many plants around it. If I did it would probably be prettier through more seasons. Mixing that paint is not hard, just be sure to test it out on a piece of something white and it will dry pretty fast. That was the one thing I kept having trouble with. I loved the paint wet but when it dried it was way too dark.. I'll look forward to seeing you!

  3. Hi Sonny!
    I love these ideas, especially the mailbox and it's surrounding plants!!

    Susan and Bentley

  4. I love doing new landscape! Those r some great ideas!

  5. Hi Sonny! You've been a busy gal. It's nice to get to start with a blank slate and I really like your inspirations. I'm so glad you'll be coming to my party! We'll have fun.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  6. I would love to make our mailbox area attractive but around here that only brings unwanted attention. The more lovely the setting, the more it appeals to those bored high school football players as they patrol our country roads with their baseball bats to knock over the rural mailboxes.


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