We are trying our hand at a little flower gardening this year. We ripped out our rocks, installed a soaker hose, and went to town with pay dirt to prepare the flower bed for planting.

We definitely aren’t experts, and I’m chalking it up as “research” to see how the plants do. I live in Southern Utah where the climate is HOT and mostly dry. We are not 100% sure which plants will thrive and which ones won’t survive. But, I’m excited to finally have a little color to enjoy instead of brown rocks.

Front Yard Flower Bed Project

Here is the before picture of what it looked like when we moved in, wasn’t she pretty?

Front Before-3

Since, some of you might have a similar climate, I wanted to share as much as possible in case it will help you. Here is an outline of what we chose to plant.

Front Yard Flower Specifics

I’m hoping to show an update in a month{ish} to show how it has progressed. I’m particularly excited about the hostas, the canna lilies, and the sweet potato vines. I’m hoping they will grow a lot in a month.

flower bed landscaping project

The desert daisies are the bright yellow ones along the border, and the rest are intermixed. The sweet potato vines are planted directly behind the rocks, so that when they start to creep, it will cover the rocks {fingers crossed}.

favorite flowers to plant in the summer

And, if I’m being 100% honest, there are other flowers in here that we planted, that I have no idea what they are called. I was like a kid in a candy store when I went to the nursery. I bought a lot of colors because I wanted all. the. things.

flower bed in front yard

After we ripped out our rose bushes, I was adamant about putting in friendlier plants so that when my kids ride past on their bikes, their clothes won’t get ripped up. We chose turf lilies and a rosebud tree that blooms in the spring.

Front Yard Landscaping Ideas

It’s been a lot of work, and I’m so excited to see how it does! I’ll post an update in a month or so.



If you missed our backyard project, check it out HERE! You will love it! <—at least I DO!