Filling a porch of seasonal blooms is always
a wonderful way to greet your family and friends
saying welcome with a smile!
Hello Dear Readers!
I hope that the start to your summer is
well on it’s way to doing the fun things
you have been longing for!
What a say to kick off the summer with
Monday Morning Blooms than to present our
theme today of “Outdoors”
I am presenting my Summer Porch Blooms
Join me and my Beautiful Blooms Friends
Lidy, Mary and Pam as we present the “Outdoors”
The links to their flower sensations are below
their inspiring images at the end of this post.
We have not been in our new home very long…
just over a year….however, it’s been a
challenge as most of you know, to create
new gardens and plan our landscaping.
We contracted to start construction on our
fireplace/patio back in November, 2020
Due to lots of weather, supply, labor and so on issues …
it has taken a long while; however, it
should be completely finished very soon!
It’s a 2-tiered patio with the fireplace I have
always wanted. The fireplace will be “christened”
with the first marshmallow roast event conducted by my Sweetie.
(Note: darker spots on patio/fireplace are wet areas
after a rain event.
I had hoped to dress the patio for our Outdoor theme
today; so I turned to the front of the house … the porch.
This beautiful park was on our walk
back to the hotel when we were in Knoxville.
I took a picture and said to my hubby…
I think this is our next project.
He just gave me “that smile”..one can dream!
I simply placed some clippings from my
sunshine ligustrum and the hydrangea plant
that was blooming on the side of the house
in a lantern turned vase.
My sweet “lady” sits on the tea cart
welcoming the birds.
I have chosen “pretty in pink” for my
summer porch colors and you can see those
colors in the front yard in geraniums,
knock out roses and vinca.
These hydrangeas came from a local garden center
and they have bloomed profusely. Soon it will be time
to plant them in my “hydrangea garden”
Soon I shall go to my favorite garden center
and choose some “heat tolerant” plants as
the temps are definitely rising and the porch
gets the morning sun.
The hanging baskets are called Bridal Veil.
They require less water than my other flowering baskets.
Moving over the the left side of the porch
we have a bench for two.
Would you believe the ivy topiaries
that flank the doors are over 18 years old?
Our monogrammed door mat (from Frontgate)
welcomes our family and friends.
Semi-rounded steps lead to the porch.
You may see some “construction objects” in the background.
My view for many months!
My limelight annabelle is twice the size now as in
this photograph and the blooms are large!
I had one on the other side of the
porch; however, for some reason it didn’t make it. 🙁
This curvy driveway will lead you to the house.
Thank you for visiting my front porch
of summer blooms today! Hope you enjoyed it!
Now it is time to visit my wonderful Blooms friends!
Their outdoor themes are truly inspirational.
The links to their posts are below their images.
PAM ~ ~ Everyday Living
Mary ~ ~ Home Is Where The Boat Is
Lidy ~ ~ FrenchGardenHouse
And ME! ~ ~ Housepitality Designs
I wish you a most beautiful summer day!!
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