Here is my back porch, usually I take pictures of my front porch but lately I've been trying to get this baby in shape. I have had this small teak bench that my friend Pam gave me...thanks Pam!! I got the cute li'l blue striped pillow on clearance from Target last season. To me it says Beach Cottage...I can sit out here with my glass of wine and dream of spending days on the beach with my family. Summer hurry up!! Did I ever tell you I love summer? This is the other mop bucket without wheels that has spent Lavender in the back and some petite Daises. They are kind of a white and purplish color. I think they look sweet.
I'm a lover of Gardenia's .....they, in my opinion have the sweetest smell eva'. And I had to get this one at my local Home Depot..it's a climbing one not the usual bushy kind but I got the white glazed pot last week at my trip to Armstrong's. It was way back in the corner, all alone and needed a good home. I think the pair look great together. I'm contemplating if I should plant something that drapes over the side of the pot....any ideas? This porch is so tiny that there is not much I can fit out there, i wish it was bigger so I could add a small teak table so we could eat outside. Now lets go back out to the front of the house....
Isn't she lovely? I love this soft shade of lavender and this plant is so healthy...Hopefully I can keep it alive all summer long....wish me luck!!
My climbing hydrangea is just starting to get some flowers on it..their coming out a bit pink even though I gave it "blue" food for it..what's up with that? You can see the small blue Hydrangea in the small pot in front of it..it's not doing so well. I guess I can't win them all...here is a closer picture of my climbing one..
Now go check out all the other Porch Party Animals at Rhondi's there is a lot of inspiration to be seen so hop on over..she is waiting for you with some special treats.