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October 5, 2016

NEIGHBORLY PLANTINGS AND A PEAK INTO MY LIVING ROOM

I was delighted when my neighbors asked me to revamp their front foundation shrub border last month.  They purchased this house several years ago, inheriting the contractor-esque plantings installed when it was built.

Here's what the front border looked like for quite a few years.
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©Linda Nelson 2016
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©Linda Nelson 2016
This is what it looks like now!  It's an easy care planting that will produce splashes of flowering color, perfect for these occupants' getaway retreat from NYC's hustle and bustle.
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©Linda Nelson 2016
Yes, it looks a bit "fresh cut out of the barber shop", but the newly planted material will relax, fill out and naturalize within a season or so.

Isn't this Carex 'everillo' absolutely gorgeous?  It's electric!
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©Linda Nelson 2016
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©Linda Nelson 2016
Okay, now let's walk back over to my yard.

I snapped this photo of the walkway to my back yard last week.  I think that despite it being early autumn, things here still look fresh and tidy.
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©Linda Nelson 2016
My home's front entry doesn't lend itself to creating that wow factor.  It can easily looked cluttered and out of balance if I'm not careful and selective; however, I do what I can to make it inviting.  I like to keep select summer annuals for as long as possible, as many reawaken and brilliantly bloom when the chilly evenings roll in.  I don't exactly decorate for Halloween.  Instead, I slowly phase out the summery things and phase in a look that will carry me through late fall.
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©Linda Nelson 2016
Okay, let's take a quick peak inside.  I placed some "suggestive autumn-esque" things about.  Again, not Halloween, but subtle, yet playful seasonal accents.   I must apologize in advance with regard to the color quality and such.  The interior of my home is very difficult to photograph; it's either too dark in the morning or too washed out from the sunlight in the afternoon.

This is my front door tussie-mussie.
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©Linda Nelson 2016
Here's my rope wreath.... chillin' with St. Joseph.  
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©Linda Nelson 2016
See.... the look is warm, friendly and transitional.  And a little kitschy :)
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©Linda Nelson 2016
Don't mind the withering floral bouquet.
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©Linda Nelson 2016
Okay, so maybe this hand evokes a bit of Halloween creepiness.  Long ago I dated a gentleman that made creepy fired clay creations.  This is what's left of him.
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Here's one of my old windows that I repurposed.
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©Linda Nelson 2016
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©Linda Nelson 2016
And here's my cat, who will turn sixteen years old one month from now.  Isn't he handsome?  I think so.
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©Linda Nelson 2016
I hope you enjoyed hanging out in my neighbor's front yard, in my living room....... and think my cat is handsome!

4 comments:

  1. Great foundation planting renovation, the low plants showcase their home. Thanks for the look into your cosy home. You look ready for fall!

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  2. What a sweet peek into your world...And the neighbor's house looks much more inviting....

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