This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I’m so happy to be working with Home Depot and receiving products to pretty up our front yard!
Building our Butterfly Island Project from The Home Depot has inspired Mr. Right and I to tackle more projects around the house.
We’ve lived here for 6 1/2 years now and I have always wanted to have landscaping and flowers in front of our house but that’s a project that’s never really been a priority when there is a new roof to put on, bathroom’s to remodel, new carpeting to put in, storage buildings to build, etc. In other words, flowers and any real landscaping of any sort have always been at the bottom of the list.
But now that I was able to work with Home Depot and get supplies for an awesome Butterfly Island project, it has inspired us to actually finish landscaping at least the side of the porch where the butterfly island is. And we’ve also decided that we would like to get some trees. We have 2.5 acres and there isn’t a single tree on any of it. So there is no wind breaks.
We need wind breaks badly.
But as I said here even just the one flower bed has made the front yard so much prettier looking. We’ve now been talking about putting in Crepe Myrtles on the side of the house, planting a tree in the front yard, and building an actual flower/landscape bed around the butterfly island.
The best part of the project to me was shopping & planting the flowers.
It’s been so long since I’ve even thought planting flowers that I had a blast researching which flowers attracted butterflies, which flowers are drought resistant, and which flowers where on both lists. Then to go to The Home Depot and actual get to browse and buy? Yes please!
It was a lot of fun too actually #DigIn and plant. I thought it was going to take a lot longer to build but it only took about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Definitely something you could do in one day before a family get together or a cookout.
One tip for building a Butterfly Island
Buy annuals to border the front of the bed. This was Mr. Right’s idea. I was only picking out perennials because that happens to be what most butterfly/drought flowers are. But he suggested we buy some annuals for the very front of the bed so that it would look fuller and more colorful right away.
Other than that it’s a super easy flower bed to build. You can Home Depot watch how-to a video here. 🙂
I want to say THANK YOU so much to The Home Depot for letting me have a part in this Garden Club Campaign. It has been so much fun!!
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