Adding Vibrant Color
After receiving the news that someone was pirating my blog name and whole posts from several of my blogging friends, I needed a break. So, fortunately, I had some grocery shopping to do. I stopped at the mailbox and there was a coupon to one of my favorite garden nurseries – off I went.
At this nursery, the plants were a feast for the eyes – there were so many colors and varieties – and more to come from what I was told. I LOVE Geraniums, and my attention was drawn to these first.
I was actually looking for a few things, that weren’t there yet, so I looked at what else might catch my attention.
After filling the pots by the door, I added a the Salvia and the Petunais with a different shade of red Geranium to the side with the Adiorndak chairs. I painted the table and the pot blue last summer. If you look behind the table to the shingles at the bottom of the house wall – Squirrels. They’ve been chewing on the house – trying to create a hole to get under. I don’t think so!
There’s more work to be done to our front porch, we’re going to paint the door and window trims as well as the awnings. They will be a deep burgundy red – can you imagine how dramatic that will be complemented by the brilliant colors of these flowers as they grow! I am looking forward to it – hopefully we can get that done very soon.
I know the tiles to the front porch are not original – we’d like to make this a wooden porch and to add a pergola across the front. I think that will add charm to this Craftsman home. If you’ve ever checked my Pinterest, you’ll see I have been looking at different forms of pergolas.
I’ve already changed what I put on the table – but I just don’t have a picture to share yet. This birdhouse I painted several years back. My husband and I would travel with the children from our church and act as Sponsors while at a Christian camp – I went to the craft room and found this sweet birdhouse and painted it – a wonderful reminder of that time and something to treasure for our family.
The flowers I used were: Salvia ‘May Night’; Ivy/Zonal Geranium-Calliope Lavender Rose; Ivy/Zonal Geranium Caliente Fire; Spreading Petunia ‘Ramblin Burgundy Chrome’
I hope you have a wonderful day, I am still doing research to how to protect my blog further. I am going to make sure I am educated about all the options before I take a leap – you know the phrase, ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’. That’s what I plan to do.
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