HGTV Dream Home 2009: Front Yard Pictures

Traditional farmhouse features, oversized light fixtures and period-appropriate plantings make the front yard and porch pop.

Tropical Twist

A solitary palm tree replaced a maple, which didn’t suit the side yard. The palm, a popular planting during the Victorian era, proved a perfect fit. \"We extracted the maple tree, brought the crane in and stretched it over our already in-place lawn to put the palm tree there,\" Jack recalls. \"I actually had to go home the day before the palm tree was planted. And my phone was ringing off the hook with folks saying, 'Jack, it's perfect! You should see it. Great idea!'\"

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