Please Remember To Water My Plants….The Veranda

I am getting ready to travel to Atlanta….to HAVEN!!!

So while I am away…I am leaving instructions for hubby….

… remember to water my plants. I know he will!


My hubby has been working hard on planting, trimming and weeding!..

… know, it never ends.


Seems like the plants are just now starting to “take off”…


The deer won’t eat these pink pretties…well so far that is!


And I dare them to try and eat these!










This table and 2 chairs were originally on the front porch…moved them to the back.


The other patio set sits under the pergola..hope to expand this area….one day.


I love how the rockers give it a very Southern porch feel…

….the ferns are looking better now…they were pretty sad looking at one point…

……….when the birds were nesting in every single fern..all 8 of them!


So happy that the Lantana came back wonderfully after the freezing temps of the winter.




The entire back view of the house…the many plants he will be watering!

And he has instructions to water these too:


The ones on the front porch…


My plants in my Vintage Red Wing Crock, and Salt Glazed pottery…



But not the following:


As it is “not real”…fake…faux!

I am so looking forward to seeing many blogger friends this year at Haven…

…..and especially looking forward to staying with my friend Kim before Haven….

……… her gorgeous French Country/Farmhouse Style home.

And, REALLY looking forward to seeing this cutie again:


I am joining:

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

StoneGable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits

Worthing Court for Homework Wednesday

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  1. I LOVE your plants!! And your post has reminded to water my one surviving plant..LOL!

  2. What a lovely post! Your home, flowers and shrubbery are gorgeous! It does take so much work and attention. I look forward to seeing you at Haven! I know you’ll enjoy staying at Kim’s beautiful home and cuddling with Bailey! Have a safe trip!
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  3. Your home is exceptionally beautiful! So many warm and inviting areas to sit and relax both front and back! Have a wonderful time at Haven!!! So jealous!!~~Ang
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  4. Hi Shirley! Have fun and tell Kimmie hello! Now I’d worry to as you have some lovely plants! Naw, I’m sure your hubby will do a good job!
    Be a sweeetie,
    Shelia 😉
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  5. Wow Shirley, everything is looking so great!! I am sure the plants will be taken good care of while your away. Enjoy your time at Haven. Can’t wait to hear about it!

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  6. Love you home and all you plants. Enjoy your trip. Be safe.

  7. Your yard and porches look fabulous . You cannot look my back yard. I told Bailey you were coming and she raised her ears!

  8. We are about to leave for 10 days and I’m trying to figure out how to keep the plants from dieing while we are gone. It would be good if we had close neighbors! Have fun in Atlanta.

  9. The back of your house is so beautiful, Shirley. I’ve been a real slacker when it comes to gardening this year.
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  10. Your plants are so pretty, and I’m sure your hubby will take good care of them. Love your Caladiums.
    Have a great time in Atlanta.
    xo Babs
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  11. Shirley, Shirley…that’s the prettiest back of the house I’ve ever seen! I think I’d never want to go in. 🙂
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  12. Shirley, your home is exquisite!!!!!!!!!!!!! What I would give for those porches!!!!!! I love all the ferns and your flowers too. What are the pink ones? That the deer don’t eat. Have a BLAST at haven. I wish I had planned to come. I NEED so bad to LEARN more about blogging. I am SO tech UNsavvy:( Yvonne is coming so find her and tell her I sent you:) XO, pinky
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  13. wow what a mansion you live in compared to my tiny house!!! It makes me think of Gone with the Wind. Gorgeous verandahs, lovely plants, beautiful furniture – sigh. and one sweetheart of a lady who more than deserves the best of the best!


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  14. Donnamae says

    Your garden looks lovely! And I thought I had a lot of plants! Safe journey! 😉

  15. It all looks absolutely beautiful, Shirley.

    Have fun at Haven. I am looking forward to hearing about it and seeing lots of photos.
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  16. Shirley your garden and porch is absolutely beautiful! Oh yes I always worry about leaving my plants when going away.Especially in the heat! I wish I could make it to Haven this year!I know you will have a great time.You are in great company! I would love to meet up with Kim someday!

  17. I am in love with your veranda Shirley and this is exactly why I want to live in the south! Your home is beautiful. Have a great time at the conference this year and blessings to you, Patti@OldThingsNew
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  18. Shirley your back yard is just stunning…and it is so apparent how much you love it by the way you take care of it. What a lovely place to be! Have a good time at Haven too…Ann
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  19. Shirley, your home is so beautiful! Such an inspiration for us! I’m going to Haven too and I hope to get to meet you!
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  20. What a gorgeous home, the landscape is incredible!
    How long will you be gone? Your hubby MIGHT have just enough time
    to make it around! LOL
    Enjoy Haven!
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  21. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Your gardens ands plants look fabulous Shirley…have an awesome time with Kim at Haven!!

  22. Gorgeous Shirley! Your back porch area is to die for with your plants and rockers! Hope you had a blast at Haven 🙂
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  23. Your veranda is gorgeous Shirley. I hope all your plants survived you going to Haven!
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  24. Shirley,
    Can you tell me how you planted your Redwing crock with the yellow sunflowers or does anybody else know? Do you fill the crock with dirt, or stones or what? That would be alot of dirt…
    Pictues are beautiful.
    Oshkosh, Wisconsin

  25. Shirley, I am so glad you shared this post at Gardens Galore, otherwise I wouldn’t have seen it! I had never seen the entire rear view of your home and it is stunning. The porches definitely have a genteel Southern feel and appearance and I could sit there for hours. My question, did Tom water all your beautiful pots?
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  26. What a fabulous porch you have. Great post for the Garden Party!
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  27. WOW! How beautiful!!!

  28. Jann Olson says

    Shirley, your garden is looking so pretty, and I love your long porch! I always have a lot of pots to water as well. I’m going out of town for 4 days, but luckily, it’s a bit too early to plant. I have bought some plants though, so hubby will have to water them. 🙂 Love the wagon display! Have fun at Haven. Thanks for sharing with the Garden Party.

  29. Shirley, I’m so glad you shared this at the garden party. I never tire of seeing the back of your amazing house. You definitely have the gift of making those porches welcoming and beautiful. The plants, the furniture, it’s all wonderful. 🙂
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