Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday~ Front Entry Etc.

Hi, it's a lovely day for an Outdoor Wednesday event!!
Susan at A Southern Daydreamer is hosting.

After you have a look at what's blooming around my house please visit her, and the other participants that are listed on her blog!
The Indian Bean tree is in bloom and looked so pretty framing the front entry of my home, so I thought I would take a photo of it.

The screen door you see had been thrown out by a neighbor.
It was a very plain wood screen door that was falling apart .
Well of course I had been wanting one of those custom Victorian style screen doors that also come at a custom price tag! So when I saw it I said to my husband hey! I can fix it up and make it into one of those cute screen doors.
He of course gave me one of those looks, and rolled his eyes, but after a little convincing that it wouldn't cost much to fix it up, he gave in!!
I just added some cute corner pieces, spindles, did a little drilling, some wood glue here and there, a coat of fresh paint and voila!

A closer look at the bean tree, soon it will have long beans on it that kinda look like vanilla beans!
It's a beautiful tree, but very messy!

This Calla Lily is usually a darker maroon color...

This Ivy plant is in my breeze way.
It started out as 3 tiny plants and a large tomato cage turned upside down, with the ends wired into a point at the top.
It took a few years for the Ivy to grow enough to cover the whole thing winding it around the cage.
Then of course I had to add a rusty rooster to top it off!

You might remember these from one of my mosaic photos!
This bush of flowers is actually in my neighbors flower bed next to my drive way! I've always loved it, I asked her what it's called. She told me but of course I've already forgotten! But I was pleased at how the photo's turned out, the sun was setting and the light was just right!

Click on these photos, you've just got to see them up close!

The yellow Day Lilies near the pool are blooming!

This Day Lily is trying to get a sniff of the fragrant basil thats coming up!

Yellow Calla lilies too!! Ahh... I love spring!

thanks for taking the time to stop by and seeing what's blooming around the house!!

Have a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday!!



Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Sherri! You have a beautiful yard! The plant in your neighbor's yard is (I think) called lantana. It grows really well in my yard! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Sherri,
Great job on the screen door, so pretty, I love all of your garden ideas, and your flowers are looking great. Calla lillies are one of my favorites, as well as lantana. I have never heard of a bean tree until you introduced yours, it is also pretty. Well, I guess you can say I like them all. lolThanks for sharing.

Chandy said...

Yep, Susan's right, those are lantanas. Back in the Philippines, we grow them a lot and once they're off, they're off! They grow quick! Aren't they beautiful?

Nice background btw, hee hee (great minds think alike)

Thanks for sharing your pics!

Happy OW!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sherri, your lilies are enviable they are so pretty! And your ivy just seems to be thriving. While I'm not sure about the name of that plant, my guess would either be sumac or a pinta of some sort??? I've never seen the bean tree you mentioned, but I have a friend who has somethng called a Monkey Pod Tree in her yard. It grows to a large height and has pod like things on it. I love all of these interesting plants we get to see.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday...


Sheila :-)

Still Learning said...

Hi, I just love your ivy plant. I love those topiary type things. They just add so much to the space. Yours is just great. You have some very pretty plants in bloom. Thank you for letting me visit,


Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sherri, I love your garden. The ivy plant has me drooling. Beautiful! And, the rusty sun and moon plants is so pretty....don't think I have ever seen this before.

Just a joy!

Hugs, Barb

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sherri, I was mistaken about the identity of that plant. I think it's lantana.

Sheila :-)

Cathy said...

I still smile every time I drop by...I love your banner!!!

Your screen door is wonderful...what a great find!!! It is perfect for your home!!!

Your flowers are all so lovely and your ivy topiary is gorgeous...of course I love the rooster!!!

Lovely shots of your garden.Thanks for sharing them with us today!!!

Have a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday!!!

The Stylish House said...

Your home is so sweet and pretty. I am truly impressed with what you did with your neighbor’s cast away door. You should feature it on Rhoda’s “Southern Hospitality” Thrifty Monday event! I also love your breezeway and your pool and of course your grandfather clock, but you already knew this. I hope you are having a nice week; do you want to come for lunch? Hey, it is only a 4 hour plane ride a cross the country.

Mary said...

What a beautiful yard. Thank you for sharing your pictures with us. Have a wonderful day.

Happy To Be said...

Oh Sherrie...girl I love the ivy which is one of my favorite things I can grow...I also had 4 little ones I started with and now have containers of them...love your screen door and don't you just love to prove the hubby wrong ha ha!! Thanks for coming by...may you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

June said...

Beautiful blooms Sherri, I love your topiary. I adore the screen door. You must be very handy, you did a great job with it. I bet hubby isn't rolling his eyes now.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I'm blown away by your screen door. Brilliant! Love the ivy on the upside down tomato cage! Your neighbor's plant looks like a Lantana. They come in several colors, and they are so easy to grow. I love them too. Lovely post. laurie

Stacey said...

As soon as the picture opened I was just loving your screen door! You are right, your front entry is framed by all of the beautiful greenery. I'm not familiar with that tree...it's pretty. The lantana is a keeper. It grows great here.

Stacey said...

Oh, I forgot to comment on the ivy. It was so smart of you to use a tomato cage. It looks all fancy with the rooster on top. I just might have to copy that cute idea. :)

Liz said...

What beautiful flowers the colors are so lovely.Happy outdoor Wednesday

Angie said...

You have some beautiful plants and I love the redo on the screen door!

Itajeff - Something To Share said...

what a beautiful bloom you have here, tq for sharing, great pics, love it.

Have a nice day
Lots of luv,

Chari said...

Hi Sherri...

My friend, thank you so much for coming by to see my ~~Water~~tablescape! You left me the sweetest comments!!! In fact, you just made my day with all of your compliments...thank you so much!!! I sure do appreciate that! Thank you for the well wishes for our anniversary too!

Ohhh...your home is really beautiful with all of those fabulous blooms!!! I love the calli lilies and that climbing ivy with the rooster on his perch! I must tell you though...before I even read about your pretty Victorian screen door...I noticed it in the photos and wanted to comment on it! I just love that look!!! You did a fabulous job making an old screen door into that piece of art!!! Congrats, my friend!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

What a cozy and lovely home... Loved the tomato cage topiary. I would never have thought of that. I've done a ton of them with coat hangers... and they actually do quite well here in the Pacific NW. As soon as the weather improves it's me and a tomato cage. ;-)


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