Friday, June 1, 2012

Favorites on the First: Gardens

Photobucket


This month, Alison wants us to share our gardens.  I am participating only because I like Alison  ;P  We really do no have a very pretty garden because of our sloped property (we are hugging the side of a mountain).  I do look forward to visiting with everyone else who links up. I am prepared to be very envious of your pretty (level) gardens!  :D




P1040520

Welcome to our front garden!


P1040519

We have a retaining wall with knockout roses and Leland cyprus trees on the left side of our property.


P1040523

Mr. Art @ Home likes as much lawn as possible.  He does not want anything out front to soften our retaining wall, either, because we would have to take up some of the grass!

P1040524

Our sidewalk steps are flanked with succulent-filled urns.

P1040351

See the grade of our property!


P1040356



P1040349



P1040357



P1040358

You can tell that I love petunias and million bells!


P1040359



P1040346

I have had lots of success with succulents!


P1040347


I hope you will join Alison at The Polo House for Favorites on the First!

Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

24 comments:

  1. Very Beautiful gardens, and I love the wreath!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ricki Jill, you don't need to be envious of any garden. Your's is gorgeous! Love the levels and gently sloping lawn. Each urn and flower pot filled with color ~ I could spend hours in this lovely garden. Thanks for taking us on a stroll. ~ Sarah

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your home and garden are lovely! You definitely have a lot blooming and it is all beautiful! You have a green thumb!

    Happy Friday!

    XO,
    Jane

    ReplyDelete
  4. You are too funny, Ricki Jill!

    Thanks so much for the intro and for joining in.... and your home, your property and YOUR GARDENS are just LOVELY!

    You are too modest, gf!
    It is meticulously maintained and I am guessing you must have some fabulous views being up high.
    Your deck looks so pretty, Ricki Jill!

    You always say you have a little cottage.... that is no cottage! You live in a big gorgeous home!

    You make me smile.
    And that succulent wreath is just fantastic!


    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Love ya!
    Alison

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your home and garden are absolutely beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your house is soooo pretty! I love all that green and the red brick, just LOVE it! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ricki,
    I think it looks stunning. All your flowers are beautiful and everything is so green. I all just lovely. :D

    ReplyDelete
  8. You have a very beautiful garden, everything is gorgeous especially the wreath.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your landscaping looks so nice. I love what you've chosen for your planters, too. You have so much color to enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I don't think I've ever seen a full picture of the outside of your home...it's gorgeous! You have a beautiful garden & I love the look of the retaining wall.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I think your garden is beautiful! I especially love the hydrangeas and succulents! Thanks for stopping by!

    ~Trisha

    ReplyDelete
  12. Ricki Jill, Your home and lawn are beautiful. Everything is so lush and green and the flowers are stunning. All my flowers have bloomed and withered. I love a home built on a slope with different levels. Our last home before moving here was on a slope and I loved it. Your roses with the cyprus as a backdrop, gorgeous! What a way to welcome your guests. Thanks for sharing RJ, have a great weekend.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Ricki! This is one of my favorite posts in your blog. I love your home. It's sooooo beautiful. And your garden is like a female who got that perfect manicure. It's sooo pretty. I love everything about your home Ricki.

    ReplyDelete
  14. My goodness, your lawn and flowers are gorgeous! Whether it slopes or not, you've done an amazing job with it. Just looks so green and absolutely perfect. I love petunias too!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend ~
    xo
    Pat

    ReplyDelete
  15. what amazing gardens, wow, so lush and green, just beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I think your sloped property is amazing. I have a hard time finding million bells. Yours look great! Coming over from Favorites on the First.

    ReplyDelete
  17. It's gorgeous, so are all of your containers and I love the succulent wreath!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Ricki Jill,
    Your yard and home are wonderful. The landscape is beautiful. I would think the embankment would be a challenge but it's wonderful.
    Karen

    ReplyDelete
  19. Ricki Jill, it's most beautiful! Serene and lovely, just like your tastefully appointed home. I love it.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Beautiful garden! You've made the most out of your sloped property using some of my favorite flowers: hydrangeas, million bells, succulents. Gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Beautiful. My fav? The wreath.

    ~Bliss~

    ReplyDelete
  22. Excuse me, where is this not so nice garden you were talking about? All I'm seeing is just this really "disgustingly" beautiful landscape! OMGoodness, Ricki Jill, your lush green, & sloping lawn with the lovely brick wall is all so gorgeous. I adore your succulent wreath. Oh, and the hydrangeas are beautiful! I could go on and on, but I'm finished now....lol!
    xoxo,
    Carol

    ReplyDelete
  23. I can only repeat what others have said; your garden is really lovely. The roses by the wall are special.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Your garden is simply beautiful and I love your hydrangea bushes. I had to look through the pictures a couple times to take it all in. Gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete

Because you leave comments, you are awesomesauce!