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A gently winding path is the perfect entrance into this front yard. Flanked by a colorful bed of blooming annuals, it looks great all through the seasons. Planters brighten up a chimney near the front door, and a wide terrace creates a perfect spot for entertaining.
Blooms planted in a cottage garden right beside the sidewalk allow passersby to enjoy the flowers up close. Tuck fragrant plants, such as roses, lilies, and herbs, along walkways for extra sensory appeal.
Dress up a wrought-iron gate with a wardrobe of annuals and perennials, such as yellow daisies and purple petunias. As a result, your yard will feel much more open and inviting.
Don't be afraid of color. Here, a riot of shades gives this yard a romantic, cottage feel. Climbing roses on the pergola over the front door perfume the air, and a clipped boxwood hedge along the path gives the yard a sense of boundary.
Repeat pockets of color to draw your eye down a path as you walk. Here, beautiful blue lobelia is joined by a riot of other early-blooming plants.
A street-side bed adds a pocket of color and breaks up a large expanse of front lawn, creating lots of interest in just a small amount of space.
Create a sense of privacy and illusion by planting some taller specimens near your sidewalk. Airy plants will create a screen that allows visitors to peek through without having a wide-open view.
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