Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Decorating the Front Yard/Garden


Lately I've found a lot of homes that have gone that extra step to make their front yard or garden area very inviting.  Some create a a place to sit and relax.


Another has the same idea of a place to relax only with a little more casual air to it.  


Some adorn the front of the house with a piece of sculptural art.  This one was modern to go with a rather modern looking home.































This house has a fountain in front with a sort of whimsical lass standing atop ready to capture some water in her buckets.  Unfortunately, the fountain looks like it's run out of water and is now serving as a planter.


























There is a lot more whimsy going on at the front of this house.  An old tree stump is used to support a collection of ceramic characters and a flower pot that appears to have not been watered enough to keep that plant alive.  It's kind of fun to find these little artistic expressions.

14 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

Nice though I have my seats around the back yard. Love the art

LOLfromPasa said...

I like the concept of seating in front of the house...kinda like the porches you see in cooler climates. I think I would have to add an umbrella or two :).

RedPat said...

I like the idea of sitting out front but I think I would need a couple of tall grasses or something just to create a sense of separation from the street. Maybe I'm weird, Sharon! ;-))

Lowell said...

I don't like the idea of sitting out front. You can put the chairs and stuff in my backyard and I'll gladly sit out there! Fun stuff, though. I mostly like the fountain with the whimsical girl carrying a pail.

Karl Demetz said...

Very nice decorations, especially the last two !

Judy Ryer said...

I like the first one, but I wonder how often it gets used. That looks like artificial turf too which is great for water conservation in our dry climate. I like my private backyard for relaxing, but we do sit on the front porch swing once in a while.

Steve Reed said...

It is interesting to see what people put in their yards! But that flower pot is pretty sad. :(

William Kendall said...

The last two are my favourites!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well these make my front garden look a little unimaginative Sharon, I just have trees and a birdbath.. I rather like the fountain turned planter ☺

Christine said...

You've done a great job of finding quite a selection of front yards! I love those casual pale green chairs but I would put them at the back of my house!

bill burke said...

We have our seats in the back but I do like those chairs in the second photo. They look attractive with the little bit of greenery hanging down near them. I love the planter that was a fountain. Very nice!

Lois said...

They are nice Sharon. I don't put much out in my front yard because things have a tendency to disappear in my neighborhood due to all of the kids running around with too much time on their hands!

Silver Willow said...

very cute! Is West Nile Fever a concern there from fountains/mosquitos?

Kate said...

It certainly speaks well of homeowners who try to make their lawns look inviting. Whenever I see chairs and benches arranged for relaxation and conversation, I have yet to see individuals doing just that. Those wonderful chairs are often, usually empty.