Friday, August 16, 2013

FSO - Front and back yard

The topic is:  Front Gardens or Front Yards - Which does your town have?

I went off half cocked and concentrated on my front yard and garden.  By the time I realised I was on the wrong track, it was too late to take photos in town.  Not literally, there was still time but by then the rain was bucketing down.  

So I'm back to my own front yard.  I think of the semi enclosed part of the front of the house as the yard with a bit of a garden.  Even the "garden" part is open to interpretation.


 I think of the house as being in the front yard of the mountain and when it came to establishing a garden, I wanted a Barely Contained Wilderness that would sit naturally in its environment.  No straight lines or sharp edges, no neat rows.  



I like it all to be as natural as possible, so that there is nothing to distract from those lovely mountains.

 
In summer I like a bit of pretty colour and grow a few flowers in boxes and pots.  I think of them as the added extras.  This summer I had a petunia I really liked.  Who knows what I'll feel like next summer.



I wonder what the rest of the Friday My Town Shoot Out team will have to show us of the yards or gardens in their town.  I'll be checking them out here.

13 comments:

  1. Lovely petunia. We don't have pretty two color varieties here... that I know of.
    My front yard is my main garden. the backyard is the goat run and downhill all the way.
    A garden is a place to create your own small world, one petunia at a time. Love the photos. Love seeing your house and where you live.

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  2. I always love looking at your photos of your town, Pauline.So much space with natural beauty.

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  3. Who needs a garden living where you do. It is one big garden.

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  4. I always think of you and your 'controlled wilderness' when I'm trying to control my garden. I have decided to have a more formal front garden so that it doesn't impede my view of the sea and a controlled wilderness at the back of the house where the view is less important to me.

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  5. Nature will do for me if there are mountains or the sea in the view.

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  6. You do sit right in the middle of nature's garden. What a beautiful place. Thanks for being our blogging friend Pauline. Love your header.

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  7. I've always wanted to have an area in the front yard to sit on a patio - similar to yours.

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  8. It's certainly a lovely view whatever you choose to call it. I'm all confused about what to call yard vs garden, and the more posts on the theme I look at, the more confused I get.

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  9. Beautiful series of front yards photos I so like the flower too.

    Kim,USA

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  10. wow - the world is my garden!. if i were still in Friburgo I could have said the same thing. if you look out over a natural space cultured can never live up to expectation. by the time i'd thought about what I was going to write i'd realized that it is your local language that determines whether it is a yard vs a garden....

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  11. I also love the wild natural look to landscaping. Nice pictures.

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  12. What a beautiful view of the mountains you have. I am partial to my morning glories this year. I think I will be partial to my moon flowers as well if they ever bloom.

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  13. I think the terms are interchangeable. Your idea is good to try and mimic the surroundings.

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