As I sit in my Great Room, or doing things in the kitchen, I can see the beautiful outdoors and my
upper back porch, actually from just about every room on the main floor.
Being that it is winter, the porch was pretty bare and absent of any color. No plants or pretty
flowers to see and enjoy. I had to do something about that!
So off to Lowe’s I go to buy some flowers that can withstand the cold temperatures.
Can you see the reflection of the skies in the french doors? It was a beautiful day.
I started decorating the porch by first taking down an old print that had become faded and replaced
it with something that will not fade and would always have a beautiful scene to enjoy . . . a mirror!!!
A great plant for a winter porch is the Sky Pencil Japanese Holly…and for color, some pretty
pansies in a vintage flower pot. Notice the reflection in the mirror and the window too 🙂
This tea cart is usually filled with plants and flowers from Spring to Fall and this year I decided
to dress the cart minimally with evergreens and flowers.
I filled the window boxes with pansies . . . one of my favorite winter flowers.
Another great plant/flower for the winter that flowers is Helleborus.
This Helleborus is called “Cinnamon Snow” . . . I thought it was the perfect one to bring home.
I placed it in my favorite flower pot that is a staple on this porch and I purchased new pillows
to coordinate with the aqua flower pot.
A plant stand in one of the corners of the porch.
I placed one of the wreaths on it that was originally on the front door for Christmas…
I cannot believe how great this wreath still is after being outdoors for 2 months.
It was originally on the front door for Christmas . . . the other remains on the front porch and
you will see where it landed soon.
I had enough pansies left from the 2 12-packs that I purchased to place in another flower pot.
The view of the porch as seen from the french doors of the Master Bedroom.
The view of the porch as seen from the french doors of the dining room.
I wait for the day when the temperatures are a bit warmer . . . so I can sit and enjoy the view.
However; in the meantime, I will enjoy the view of the porch dressed for winter days from indoors!
I would like to take this opportunity to wish those who will be experiencing the terrible effects
of Winter Storm Juno a most safe week.
I am joining:
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
DIY by Design for Winter Blues Wednesday
From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursdays