My Spanish front yard

My Spanish front yard

Exterior The house / La casa

When we bought the house, the front yard or, as it was called here in Spain, the patio, was just a big empty space that didn’t look good. This does not mean, however, that it will remain so. I have ideas in my head that I do gradually.

The front yard should be a nice and comfortable place to use.

Since we already live in Spain and the climate is Mediterranean, I can plant plants that love the heat. I like the olive trees, kumquat trees, lavender and rosemary plants and they are planted in clay pots and now it’s time to have them in the front yard, so I can see them every time I go in and out of the house. Here, the winters are warm enough to not worry that the plants would get cold. I also want a fountain to listen to the whispering of the water in the hot Spanish summer evenings. Of course there should be a table and chairs and they should be in Mediterranean style.

All this is already in place, but many plants are missing.

My Spanish front yard
My Spanish front yard
I want to have a lot more plants, but it will be gradual over time.
Now I enjoy the plants I have, the blooming olive tree, the kumquat that blooms and has fruit at the same time and the incredible fragrant of the flowering lavender.

My Spanish front yard
My Spanish front yard
My Spanish front yard
My Spanish front yard
The front yard is still not the kind I want it to be, but it is a good start and it is already a nice place to have a cup of coffee or a drink, to eat outdoors or to read a nice book.

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