It reminded me of a park - lush, green, and neat.
And the art deco style house, frankly, reminded me a little bit of an apartment building - all vertical lines and geometric shapes.
So I was thinking of how to soften it up, and I started with flowers. If we had a frame farmhouse, a sloping dutch colonial, or a Queen Anne style victorian I might have done wispy, wavey wildflowers in pastels - pale pinks, lavendars, and delicate white flowers to make it look wild and romantic.
But our house was built very near to the 40's - tailored lines. And the more I looked at it, the more I thought that it needed a touch of glamour - nothing wispy or shy, but something loud and confident, like the bright red lipstick of an old Hollywood starlet.
This house needed pink.
A lot of pink!
And a little bit of white. The six little vinca I planted went crazy at the bottom of the stairs.
Shawn is so excited about our hot pink yard. : )