Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Color In The Front Yard


Hi everyone! I thought I’d share a few photos of the front of my house with you since I just planted some containers.

Redplanters
I painted these concrete containers red this year!

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They’re planted with white Geraniums and a lovely chartreuse potato vine.

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Pretty much the colors I use inside too. Last year the containers were painted white with red Geraniums and potato vine.

 blackurns
I have two black urns in front that I plant with ferns every year. Mmmm…I think I need to repaint those. Those ferns fill in quickly and pretty much last until October or so.

 Rosecloseup
This is a beautiful rose in front of my family room window. I don’t remember the name of this one as I planted it when we moved in 10 years ago.
 Rosebush
Don’t be afraid to use some pops of color in your front yard!

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You don’t have to go crazy and have a clown house (no offense to all you clowns out there that read this blog).

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But a bit of selective color is nice especially if you can tie it into your house (I have a red door and various red roses).

flowers
I’ll take some photos later in the season when everything fills in since it'll look so different and we can do a before and after.

Thanks for stopping by today!

53 comments:

Laura said...

I love the red planters.

Paula said...

I wouldn't have thought of planting containers red but I like it very much. Your yard is beautiful!

Indian Thoughts said...

u have a beautiful garden.. i keep on telling u on all ur garden realted posts.. but thats first thought when i see these photos. :)

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Love your red containers!

Anna said...

Your front yard is so lovely!Today I posted some pictures of my flowers too.Kisses from Italy.Anna

Tennis Girl said...

Mauela,
Your planters look great with the red paint. The yard looks beautiful.
Robin

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Manuela, I LOVE the red planters! Just the right amount of color makes a big statement and calls attention to your lovely plants. Love your outdoor look.
Yvonne

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The red really pops! I have one of those cement planters...

Ally's Corner said...

I would love to know what your neighbors think of your house, are the envious?

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Beautiful flowers, Manuela. That fern looks like Kimberly Queen fern - one of my favorites! I'd better get busy! Linda

Happy@Home said...

What a great idea to paint your planters red. I would imagine they would look cute with little flags poked into the flowers for the 4th of July.
Your roses are very pretty too.
I look forward to seeing your "after" pictures.

Megan said...

Hi Manuela--
I agree--great idea to paint your planters. Everything looks ready for spring and summer. You have a lovely home--inside and out.

Mrs.Rabe said...

You know how I love red! I like the way you added color into your landscape that is not dependent on flowers being in bloom. I also like they way you give a preview, in the colors you have used, of what your guests will see inside the house!

Great job as always, Manuela!

Julie Harward said...

I love the red...makes me just long for summer or at least spring! :D

Flat Creek Farm said...

Beautiful! I have red touches around our yard too - they tie in w/ our barn. Today I'm painting another little something red :) What a lovely garden you have! -Tammy

Roses and Lilacs said...

I like the bright color on your planters. So often planters are kind of drab.

I haven't even planted any annuals yet. Overnight temperatures are still dropping down around frost. Think I'll wait at least another week.
Marnie

The Working Home Keeper said...

We have one of those concrete planters on our front porch! I love how the red pops! Our house is red so painting our planter red might be too much :D

Mary Ellen

kim said...

I love your red planters. I planted potato vine one year and it went nuts. I kept cutting it back and in a few days it was too long again. I did not know that stuff was so aggressive. Love your step up entrance.

Laurie Anne said...

Manuela your concrete red planters look great! I didn't know you could paint them...did you have to prime them or do anything special?
I LOVE the ferns in the black urns...very classic :)

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KJ's Restart Button said...

The red really makes the whole thing pop! Really love it. I never thought about painting concrete planters. Need to try it.
Konnie

Melissa Miller said...

Manuela your entire yard is amazing and full of color! The red planters are gorgeous. I used to have some red ones and now I miss them after seeing yours. I need to look for more.

Thanks for checking out my new blog design. I appreciate your kind words. I am really happy with it!

Have a great day my friend! ~Melissa :)

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

How pretty! And I love the pops of red!

Storybook Woods said...

Sooo pretty, you are lucky to have such and open and sunny garden to grow all those beautiful flowers xoxoxo Clarice

Always Nesting said...

Manuela, beautiful pots and plants. I just love all that color. Love the red pots. I just picked up a can of red spray paint to redo a table once the weather cooperates. Red is definitely my power color. Thanks for sharing.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love the red planters! I use reds, white and blues outside....it is something that just kind of grew... Originally it was reds, yellows and whites, then the blue started popping up, in pillows, watering cans, etc.

Darlene said...

I LOVE your red planters and all the beautiful colors in your front yard. Just gorgeous!!!

Nestled in Rosenberg said...

WOW! Your red planters look awesome! Beautiful yard. :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything looks so pretty. Like the red planters with your door.

Claudia said...

Beautiful! I love red - I think the pop of red in front of your house is fabulous!

xo
Claudia

Gloria said...

Hi Manuelita. I love that red. It is so you, vibrant. Your roses look awesome and it's so much fun having LOTS of plants. Tee Hee. I was reading your post and my hubbers is off today and he is on his way to Home Depot and he calls and asks me if I need anything. I had just seen your red pots and I told him, "yes, red spray paint or the red paint in a can, lacquer." Tee hee. See what you do. You always inspire me. Take care. I'm trying to catch up on commenting on post. Have a great rest of the week.

Linda said...

Another great idea. I love the red. They were great looking containers to start with. Linda

Jennifer said...

Love the color! Just a little unexpected color here and there is so much fun. I love the red planters.

mizdarlin said...

You have a beautiful home, and I love the fact that you "change it up" and red planters really rock! Having only a blacony to 'garden' with, I really rely on you and others to help me over the loss of my garden...and you do a fabulous job!

Julie said...

YOU KNOW I am lovin the red. Everything looks awesome. love it.
HUGS

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Lovely!

Christina said...

Beautiful pops of color. Love the cheer that red brings.

Clown house...lol.

Vee said...

I was just about to comment on the fact that the red really ties in well with the front door. I love your pop of color!

Melanie said...

Manuela, your yard is beautiful! I never live anywhere long enough to have 'mature' plants but I have planted buckets and a few thing in the yard.

I enjoy all of your post about your flowers. I love the geraniums too.

Sharon said...

Hi, I love looking at your pretty colors in your yard. I live in Ohio and we have not had enough warm weather here to get out and enjoy the yard. Thanks for sharing with me as I wait for warm weather and pretty colors here.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Beautiful flowers...thanks for the tour! I luv those planters painted RED...awesome POP! I have urns that need painting too:)

Blessings,
Linda

jcpmommy said...

I saw something like ur red pots at Target. They where dark forest green and dark blue.. I love them!

Heather said...

I love the red planters - very cheery and warm! I have cement planters too = common as toast because they are gray cement! Did you use cement paint or spray paint? I feel some inspiration coming on!

A Gardner's Cottage said...

Love the planters! Red is such a happy color. What a great garden room your front is...Enjoy!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

So so pretty Manuela. I love those containers and all of your flowers are just beautiful.
Blessings,
Marcia

Leann said...

I love a colorful garden. We still have a lot of containers to fill in both the front and back yards. Just need the time to do it all. Love the pop of red!

Leann

Richella said...

I like your pops of red, Manuela! Well done!

I have ferns this year for the first time ever. Do you have any tips for keeping them healthy?

My Cozy Cubby said...

Pretty!

Pamela

June said...

I love all the color in your yard. Your flowerpots are pretty too!

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Manuela! I love those chartreuse potato vines in your red planters. Wow does that ever pop!! You are a great garden designer!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Cindy said...

Lovely! I love the geraniums with the potatoe vine, very pretty. I planted a potatoe vine last years, it was growing so beautifully and then one day it was eaten down to the ground! Just before that I happened to glance out my window and see a gopher running away from the plant. After I went out to see if I could see more of it, I realized my vine was gone. I think he's guilty!
Your pops of color are lovely, I am trying to plan my front gardens, I think I will put fuschia colored plants in this year.
Hugs, Cindy S

Betty said...

Colored containers are a great addition to the front yard. Your flowers are so beautiful. Have a good day, Betty

chris said...

Your gardens are beautiful! I can't wait to see how they evolve over the summer. The red planters are a perfect pot, I mean pop for your entry. They'll be great to look at all through the seasons, especially Christmas when filled with greens - even empty they'd be a splash of happiness to set your eyes on. Great job Manuela! Chris M