20 September 2009

Front Garden: Befores and Afters

Ok, one more post about the front garden project, and then I'm done. (Yea right.) It's always fun to look at before and after photos side by side. So here they are. The before photos are taken in July 2006 when we first bought the house. The front garden had changed since then - we removed trees, added beds and removed some grass - but the circular brick walk and falling brick wall had remained until this new project. Here we go...

Before
After

Before
After

Before
After (different angle, but same bed with the rose in it)

Before (with the circular brick walk) After

12 comments:

Pam/Digging said...

It looks really amazing, Lee. You guys did an incredible transformation of your space. It looks beautiful, and much more "you" now.

Meredith/Great Stems said...

(applauds) A lot of work pays off -- looks great! Congratulations.

Caroline said...

Love it! It looks so modern -- such clean lines -- very Austin!

Lancashire rose said...

You really have done a fabulous job, Lee.

Merrily said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to see it in person and sit on the front patio!

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for a Mexican Oregano plant since I left Texas, to see if it will grow here in Southern Illinois.

Any possibility I could get a cutting from someone who has a healthy looking plant like your picture?

dhpcarol@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Lee! (And John!) It looks amazing!

--Vive

TexasDeb said...

I LOVE before and after photos. Such a stunning transformation from ordinary lawn to extraordinary space. You must be incredibly happy with how it all turned out. If I were you I'd either be out there or gazing happily out a window at that space.

Linda/Central Texas Gardener said...

Really beautiful job. I know it was a whole lot of work, but it's a complete transformation!

shannen said...

That is so gorgeous! I had proposed a similar landscape design to a friend of mine, but the drawings I provided don't convey nearly as well the end result as your photos do.

Susan Tomlinson said...

I do love that Austin limestone. Using the native stone really roots the yard in the landscape. Makes it look real "Texas-y," if you get my drift.

I thin the straight lines look just right. And I like the new house color, too. It pops the stone facade on the front.

Bonnie said...

Very cool and awesome design. Really shows off the house.