The painters have completed their painting and refurbishing projects.
I was anxiously waiting for them to complete the job, as one of the projects they had to do
was to re-coat the wood garage doors and front doors.
When the front doors were done, I began freshening up the front porch for Spring.
I knew I wanted my Spring Front Porch in pinks, purples and cobalt blues.
I went to my favorite privately owned garden center
and purchased the flowers to create the front porch for this year’s Spring look.
I was drawn to the beautiful purple and pink Petunias and the great purple Dahlias.
They came in small containers and beautiful hanging baskets.
You can see a glimpse of my gold and scarlet Irises in the background.
I was lucky to have found a pillow at HomeGoods that coordinates well
with the colors on the porch.
For the most part, I place two hanging baskets of flowers on the porch
and hope that the birds do not discover them as they do my ferns on the back porch.
These hanging baskets contain pink Petunias and pink and white Verbena.
Last year I created this water garden and it faired well during the winter months.
The true water garden plants like Water Lilies aren’t available just yet,
so I improvised and placed an actual garden Lily and a garden Calla Lily.
They are doing very well! A very pleasant surprise.
This bunny was a gift from our friends, JoAnn and Jerry, many years ago and
will always have a place of honor on our porch. I really should name him or her!
It looks as if “Bunny” is taking time to smell the Petunias!
Oh, wait!!! ~ ~ ~ I have a name ~ ~ ~ “Bunny” after one of my fav designers, Bunny Williams! 🙂
My hydrangeas bushes are not ready to bloom yet so I get my hydrangea fix
by buying them at the garden centers.
I recycled my Hydrangea wreaths that I used last Fall,
taking away the orange tones and adding a ribbon of cheery Spring colors.
I was a bit nostalgic when I was refreshing my porch for Spring this year,
knowing that I may not do this again, as we are planning to build another home,
our downsized home, but you can be assured that I will have another porch to decorate for the seasons!
Actually, we are planning to have at least two porches
and a patio . . . lots of hardscape . . . less grass!
I am very busy getting ready for our neighborhood bi-annual yard sale.
I believe I was on number 97 of 100 days of letting go.
I can honestly tell you that I have hundreds of items that I am selling in my yard sale.
It is truly time to let go as I will have at least 1,600 less square feet
in our proposed downsized home which will be around 3,000 square feet.
I am now working on the back lower porch …. lots of flowers down there too!
Have a most beautiful, beautiful day enjoying your Spring day!