Follow our calendar guide to turn your common yard into an uncommon delight. Rebecca Bull Reed shares a day-by-day account of this remarkable front-yard transformation.
At 6 a.m., photographer William Dickey and I show up and get this shot. It's only been four months since actual work began. Water restrictions are now in place, but everything looks great. The 'Serena Purple' angelonias, 'Landmark Gold' lantanas, 'Double Knock Out' roses, and chartreuse sun coleus are phenomenal and have kept on going through those long, hot, dry days.