Friday, July 13, 2018

Now that our patio is complete with the exception of the door which I'm currently on the hunt for, we are now turning our attention to the front yard. So heres the 311... Back in March our front yard was completely destroyed by sand from a new housing development. In the desert during Spring we get horrible winds that pretty much destroy shit. Long story short the earth moving company finally got their shit together and gutted out the destruction and replaced our front yard with new gravel. It's not
our first choice, but hey it was free. 

Our yard is pretty bare at this point. We also had to cut down the large and only tree that resided in the front. Unfortunately, the tree wasn't doing well and we came to the decision of removing it. We have plans to add new trees and plants. I really want to add some climbing roses so they can grow on the adjoining wall, and engulf that portion of our house. I would also like to get a new front door, and some new lighting to accentuate and illuminate the front entrance.

I decided to add two artificial boxwood spiral trees at the front entrance of our home. We had such an excellent experience with the faux boxwood in the patio, I thought the spiral tree would look great and last in the front. Our yard gets beat by the harsh sun all day, which makes it difficult to keep some plants alive. I wanted to add some stylish planters so I found these at Target online. The planters got here fast, but one arrived broken. I ordered a replacement and couldn't wait for it to get here, but for some reason the UPS guy never showed up and my tracking confirmed that I refused the package and it was sent back.

Let me tell you something, we don't EVER refuse packages around here. I'm not sure what happened, but now the planter in the large size is sold out. I got back online and ordered these from CB2.

I found a couple more from CB2 that I really love, and a couple of other ones from Crate & Barrel and West Elm. I kind of want to order them all, but I'm taking my time to figure out the front yard situation. I think we may wait till Fall comes around before planting as it's been pretty hot here.

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Enjoy the weekend! 



  1. Where did you purchase your faux plants? They look great!

    1. Thank you! I found them online at Walmart. Here’s the link below.