Sunday, July 10, 2011
Today's Flowers: Neighborhood flowers
Saturday morning I walked around my neighborhood to see what was blooming in the neighborhood. We finally got some rain which has helped.
I like the morning glories above covering the mailbox, at least from the back. The front is clear so the mail carrier can slip their mail in.
Through the years I've watched the garden above and below take shape. They have a kitchen garden flush against the side of the house and have added to the border of flowers each year that go around the house. It's more flowers and plants than lawn at this point which I like.
The next house didn't use to have hardly any plants and it's nice to see their flowers growing now.
The landscaping at the next house is a bit too formal for my taste with mostly lawn and manicured plants in pots but I love their stone.
The low stone planter below is the end of a stone wall along their driveway, and the taller one is what their mailbox is housed in. Now if they could just grow some plants that would fit into the stone it would be ideal for me but they aren't asking my opinion. I'm sure when they drive or walk past my house they think it looks like a big old mess which is basically what it is.
There isn't much blooming at the house below, at the moment, but I like the way they've landscaped their yard.
I can't remember what the next mailbox planting looks like when it's flowering but I like the way it's overgrown.
Last is a very fanciful garden and house. Parts of it strikes my funny bone and overall I like the affect. All of the rest of the shots are from the fanciful house and garden.
They have lots of water features and plants. Each side of the house has different types of materials.
I think the reason for the different materials is the man is a contractor and I suspect he uses leftovers from work projects on his house.
The last shot is the mailbox (the back part so you can't see the mail box itself) that goes with the contractor's house.
None of these shots are from my house since I thought I'd show part of my neighborhood for a change. Click for the home of Today's Flowers.