I heart my garden. Gardening surrounds my soul with serenity. Thirteen years ago Mr. Charmer and I married.
We I decided to have a garden wedding. We did NOT have a garden! So off I went, planning, digging, planting and tending to what would soon turn in to a great passion of mine.
As the years quickly passed our wedding the garden has greatly expanded. It wasn’t long before the garden encroached out in to the lawn area replacing most of the lush blades of grass with plants. Mr. Charmer tried very hard to hold on to his lawn, but as always, it was more important for him to see me smile, so he relinquished his lawn to all the soon to be new plants.
Our front cottage garden………….
Our front garden, this picture was taken standing out in the street.
Looking up to the house from the sidewalk.
North side of garden off of the front porch (oops we just put down mulch, should of swept the sidewalk)
Close up of garden statue, one of my favorites. At one time I had all “lady related” object out her, and called it the “Ladies Garden”
This section is just below our front room windows. See there’s another lady, the fountain. We purchased this fountain many years ago when visiting Mr. Charmer’s parents in Tennessee.
This view was taken standing behind the statue, right next to the front porch looking out to the southeast corner.
This is the South facing side of our home just outside the driveway. You can still see some mulch and a wheel barrel left after a really hard day of laying mulch.
Another of the north side garden with a welcoming seating area.
I was standing in the driveway when I took this shot, it spans across the garden directly across from the front windows.
A close up of the front door/porch area. When we purchased the Charmer the existing porch was really small (4′ by 4′ slab). The new porch was built right over the existing cement slab.
North side of garden by the porch to backyard. In the background you can see a little bit of the arbor from last year’s Deck Project!
Hope you enjoyed our front garden.