I just added the finishing touches to the exterior today.
It's raining and has been on and off for the last few weeks which we are so grateful for!
We may not get a White Christmas here in the SF Bay Area but we are definitely getting a beautiful Green Christmas!
We've made a few changes to the front yard over the past year.
We flanked the front window with this pair of topiary trees.
And added a basket to highlight the espaliered apple tree against the stone wall.
We planted clumps of lavender behind the hedge leading to the side gate.
We removed the hydrangea plants on the opposite side of the path and planted a boxwood hedge design to complement the front of the house.
We added a pair of Laurel Bay Leaf Trees and set them off with Christmas Tree Baskets from Serena & Lily.
Our vintage concrete deer likes to make an appearance at Christmas.
We planted Prunus Caroliniana 'Bright N Tight' Cherry-Laurel hedge plants all along our back fence and along this short section in the front and are thrilled with how fast they are maturing.
I tucked some red berries in the boxwood wreath, both from Trader Joe's.
And hung some red ornaments on the topiary trees finishing them off with plaid ribbons that match the ones on the lanterns.
FOR A CHRISTMAS SURPRISE!