Everything is coming up roses! As you’ve been following our progress on our 1920s bungalow renovation project, I thought you’d enjoy seeing the results of our landscaping efforts while everything was still in bloom at the end of the summer.
The grass came in pretty well, even though we still have quite a few weeds. The baby grass was too fragile to put down weed killer this summer, so we’ll knock out all that crabgrass in the spring. The caladiums were a riot of red, white and pink, but most of the other bulbs didn’t come in. We added more ferns, hostas, blue hydrangeas, multi-color azealas, gardenias, and pink camellias.
In the bed to the left of the front porch, we have a Japanese magnolia with purple flowers, gardenias surrounding the magnolia, and (white, lavender, yellow/pink and red) rose bushes with boxwoods in front and clyera behind.
The bed to the right of the porch was extended to include a bed around a trellis. The trellis isn’t quite all the way up yet, as we have to wait until we finish the screened porch to finish it. However, you can see that we’ve framed out the screened porch. The trellis is meant to give privacy and shade to the porch. We planted jasmine and climbing roses around the trellis with boxwoods in front.
Look how great the sidewalk looks!
For my birthday, Greg bought me awesomely cool 1950s vintage porch furniture in the basketweave pattern (matches the sidewalk!). We have 2 stationary chairs, 2 rockers, and a glider. Of course, they all need to be sandblasted and powdercoated – but that is a project for the future (after we’ve moved in!)
Ta-da! Are you impressed with our landscaping? We are! (We’re not for hire though, so don’t ask! LOL)
This photo was taken the day we closed on our little “money pit”, over a year ago now. We still have a long way to go, we’re still best friends, and we’re still smiling.
Aimee owns EuroLuxAntiques.com with her best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Connect with Aimee on Google+or sign up to receive this blog in your inbox!