I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!


George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Front Yard Update with a few Patriotic Touches, 2017


Today I will be sharing a few Patriotic touches that I added to the front yard and also give you an update on how my flowers are growing.......

In my last post, I shared our Patriotic Front Porch.......
Click HERE if you missed that post.......

We'll start with taking a closer look at the pots on the front porch.......
The marigolds and the begonias are doing okay........
 The begonias in this pot are filling in.....
The dusty millers are growing........
 So is this marigold......
 These 2 planters in front of the railing are coming along nicely........
 And that is how everything is doing on the front porch..........
 This is the small flower bed under our Living Room window.......
You can see that the 4 begonias that I planted in the flower boxes on each side of the flower bed are filling in nicely!!
 The marigolds in the small Dollar Tree pots are doing well.......
 The 2 urns that I rescued from the garbage ( our church was throwing them out) stand on the wall between our townhouse and my neighbor's.........
Another flower box sits between the urns and seems to be doing better than the other one because it gets more sun.......

The urns are planted with marigolds and begonias.......
 You can see that I added flags for a touch of Patriotism.......
 This is our front yard that rests on top of the slope that rolls down to our parking lot......
The begonias are doing well in these 2 pots....
 I love to decorate the park bench.....
 More flags......
 Again, the marigolds and begonias are doing well......
 A Patriotic mini flag.......
And that is my Update in how my flowers are growing in the front yard.......
I hope you also enjoyed seeing the Patriotic touches I added to celebrate the 4th of July.......

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  1. It is amazing how fast the flowers grow isn't it, I usually make up my own pots too, it is cheaper than buying them already full!

  2. Everything looks wonderful, Debbie! I love your urns! Happy 4th of July to you and your loved ones!


  3. I love everything. All looks such beautiful.
    Hugs Alessandra

  4. Wow, you sure looking patriotic in your front yard. Good job! Happy 4th.

  5. It all looks lovely Debbie :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays.

  6. Wow, it looks so festive. Your flowers are really taking off this year. I cannot believe the church was going to throw away those pretty pots. Glad you snapped them up!

  7. Your front yard looks very colorful and festive, Debbie! Hope you and your family have a safe and happy 4th.

  8. Your little front yard is so patriotic, everything looks great!!
    Happy 4th of July!!!

  9. Always enjoy your patriotic touches! Happy 4th of July, Debbie!

  10. Everything looks so great for the 4th. You always have such a lovely setting and your flowers are so beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts at Over The Moon Party.
    See you next week.

  11. Your flowers are thriving! The urns are my favorites! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  12. Love your patriotic decor and your flowers are looking great too. Thank you for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle.

  13. So nice and patriotic!....Christine

  14. Debbie, I love the patriotic touches you added to your front yard! The red, white, and blue is always appropriate! Thanks so much for sharing at Gardens Galore!

  15. Love all your patriotic elements. Your flowers look great.

  16. So beautiful! I am jealous all you have a yard to spend summer moments because I live in an apartment like most of the people in Athens-Greece :)


  17. Did I just see the cutest little frog lounging on a chair? Where did you get him Debbie, he's adorable? I love how it only takes a few weeks and all the pots have filled up with gorgeous blooms. Those begonia's look like they want to explode out of their pots. You've definitely got a green thumb


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