Friday, June 20, 2008

A Landscaping Idea ... Jasmine-Covered Vine Framing Front Doors

I thought I would share an idea I had for my front doors. We have double doors and there's not enough room on either side of them to place urns or anything decorative, and they just looked bare to me. Last summer I planted two Confederate Jasmine plants beside the doors and trained them to grow up a honeysuckle vine, and I'm so pleased with the way they turned out ...


They have completely covered the vine now and were in full bloom when I took these pictures last month.

I leave the baskets on the doors year-round and add seasonal flowers. The vine also has tiny white lights entwined in it which add a festive look for holidays and parties. This picture was taken last Christmas ...


12 comments:

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love your different decor- beautifully done!! Grat job!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

That is amazing, being from the north it's something I rarely see...beautiful.
The kudza photos are amazing! DebraK

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Very pretty! I love the one with the lights. Very elegant yet festive too!

Thanks for the sweet comments on my Cooper pics. You know how it is being a grandmother! LOL

Stacey said...

Nothing could be prettier!!

Trixi said...

Oh, my, that is so pretty. My front door is under a porch and gets no light. Now, I wish it did.LOL
Blessings,
Trixi

Sarah said...

Janie, This is just beautiful! I wish I could see it in person! You're a talented woman!
~Blessings~
Sarah

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Janie! This is probably one of the best outdoor decorating ideas I've seen. Every year when I take down the christmas garland I think how plain the door looks. I have to borrow this idea and find a way to make it work. Sooo pretty!!!! I've been trying to post pics since Sunday night but can't get into my blog??? Have a great day - Jeannette

Sweet_tea_for_me said...

Wow, what a touch you have with your green thumb! This door is amazing and I adore the lights. Thanks for sharing!
-Julie at www.ohsweetchaos.blogspot.com

bj said...

this is so amazing, i can hardly believe it....just beautiful, janie...you are so good at what you do.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I adore your jasmine around your front door... I have pink jasmine around mine.... your front door is lovely
Hugs
Linda

At Home in the Country said...

Oh wow...that is gorgeous. Your home must be breathtaking. I love, LOVE your doors and twinkle lights, and vines...Oh I just LOVE it all...
~Jill

Wendy said...

A couple of questions for ya! Did you plant the vines in pots or are they in the ground? I can't tell by the pictures.

Also, would jasmine work in Indiana?

It's simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy