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Other than adding carriage hardware to our garage doors, we are pretty much done with our front porch landscaping. A dash of rain last night and plenty of sunshine invite our Sharon of Rose Hibiscus bushes to blossom vigorously. The blue stain flowers steal my breath away.
Yes, finally! Tomorrow I am hoping to wake up to a greener lawn and more Blue Sharon of Rose blossoms. That’s right, check out these Hibiscus we planted a few weeks ago. Aren’t these blue flowers gorgeous? Pardon the picture quality as it’s taken from my BB.
The landscaping project is still underway, but thankfully the big mess has now moved to the backyard. Tomorrow we are adding some flagstones into the grass and large decorative rocks. Here is a sneak peek of our front yard as of today. We have Neon Blue Spruce as the focal point, then two Blue Satin Rose of Sharon Hibiscus bushes on each side to flank the Spruce, then Blue Rug Juniper as ground cover. Do you guys have any idea how breathtakingly stunning Blue Rose of Sharon looks when it blossoms? I saw some pictures online and can’t wait to see it in person. It should be any day now.
Who would know an outdoor project could be so stressful and exhausting? Control freak you might call me, but if I want the project to turn out exactly (well almost) the way I designed, I’d better keep a close eye on the daily progress. There will always be deviation and you just can’t rely on your contractor to guess your mind, right?
Today is the last day of Lowes’ 20% off all flowering shrubs and 10% off resin storage sheds, and since I’ve been all over the map these days I barely caught the last train. After series of client meetings I rushed home at around 4pm, slipped in my jeans, hoodie and sneakers and off I went to Lowe’s.
So here are what I picked up today:
4 x Gold Mound Spireas for the front yard that look like this: (love the chartreuse foliage)
It’s only 6pm and I am seriously contemplating of going back to Lowe’s and picking up more flowering shrubs. However, all the plants I bought over the past few weeks have been sitting in our backyard, to such a degree that I started to feel a bit embarrassed.
Oh wait, did I tell you that our hardscaping started yesterday only to come to a complete halt again today due to rain? It doesn’t look like anything could be done until after Sunday. What a timing huh?