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Our Walkway is Complete – Wordless Wednesday

Here's our new pathway to our front door. I love it!

Our front walkway is done!! Now to add sod and add finishing touches.

My Favorite Garden Memories This Year

Since this is my last Wordless Wednesday post of the year, I decided to share some of my favorite ‘gardening’ events from 2009:

New Front Door & Painted Front Porch

Planting a Ginkgo Tree

Getting My Silkie Chickens & Reed Fencing

Fresh Silkie Eggs

White Lilacs Blooming for the First Time

One More Year with Pepper (R.I.P)

Blueberries & Raspberries

Stella Bella

Garlic Scapes & Garlic

Warty Volunteer Pumpkin

Veggie Harvest - Including Potatoes!

Discovering Toad Lilies

Stella Bella & Mazie Boo (Mazie arrived at Christmas)

Happy Halloween!

Front Entry Mini Makeover

Front Urns

Back Yard Urn

Every couple years my front porch starts to look a little shabby. To spruce it up this year, I painted the porch a nice black color and replanted the urns. One of these days I’m going to resurface the front porch with stone and replace the front walk with a more natural walkway. Until then, a new coat of paint does wonders.

Left (front yard urns): Boxleaf Hebe, Aurea Heather, Black Mondo Grass & Scarlet Leader Cotoneaster

Right (back yard urn): Orme Hebe, Spring Torch Heather & Scarlet Leader Cotoneaster

In just a couple hours I went from hating my front porch to accepting it – almost liking it. I bet when the urns fill out – I’ll love this spot even more.

What’s funny is that last time I painted the porch I pretty much just painted it the color of concrete. Then because I picked a laytex paint it scratched off the show the green paint underneath – I hated it from day one.

Front Porch BEFORE

Front Porch AFTER

Click here to see what my house looked like when I bought it in 2005.