I love fluffing my porches for each season.
The fluffing came a little late as I wanted to wait
for the pollen to completely end. It seemed as if it was going on forever!
Yellow yuck everywhere!
I intentionally decided that I omit the door wreaths this year for that
more simply stated look for my Spring Porch 2018.
The first thing that I did was to head to my favorite garden center,
Dale’s Greenhouse in Sanford, NC. He raises most of his flowers and plants
and they are magnificent.
A “combination” planter of Petunias, Diamond Frost and Verbena
fill the cobalt blue container.
Pretty pink Dahlias fill the blue and white container.
The fountains were cleaned and reconnected
and that soothing sound of trickling and bubbling water is back again.
We had such a harsh winter . . . we aren’t used to many of these here,
or at least I’m not! . . . My ivy topiaries had survived nicely throughout the past
winters; however, this winter had some pretty cold temperatures
and they did not fair very well. So I am starting all over again with them.
My irises have seemed to have popped up and bloom overnight!
They are located under a window beside the front porch.
I must say that I have not seen a color combination of gold and a deep garnet
in gardens in my area. I got these irises many years ago at my fav garden center of course!
The petunias go well with the irises and the antique quilt
is blending nicely with the hanging baskets of pink Petunias,
pink Verbena and Diamond Frost.
It’s been beautiful here lately . . . with temps in the high 60’s and low 70’s
the perfect weather for me. It has been a rainy month, but the rain has indeed
yielded beautiful flowers and green grass!
Now everything seems to come alive again.
Pretty flowers and the sounds of flowing water.
My porch is happy again! . . . and me too!
Now, when friends and family approach my home and porch,
they are greeted by the beautiful welcoming sights and sounds of Spring!
I wish you all a most beautiful Spring Day!!! Hope you had a lovely May Day!
And speaking of flowers, stay tuned to another Floral Friday coming your way
this Friday, May 4th with the most charming floral inspiration!