I began sprucing up my garden last weekend. Around Mother's Day each year, I start my plantings and begin to bring out my summer gear (pots, furniture, etc).
I love adding a bit of decorative interest to my front porch. It seems to change every year, but I like to make this area welcoming. It's probably for me more than anyone else, but it makes me happy.
Since our front is mostly shaded during the day, I found this hosta and plopped it into the pot. I plopped my beloved concrete ball in the smaller pot, added a lantern (which I light when I know we are having guests) and one of many shells we've collected over the years. Voila! A corner with purpose.
This little corner by our door made me sit down and enjoy the ivy climbing up a trellis that hides our electricity meters. I added a bench (from our backyard) and now I've found that I sit out front and watch the kids play and the neighbors pass by. The boys are congregating (a.k.a loitering) here, too, which I actually love.
I took lots of other garden pictures that I'll share next week. Have a wonderul weekend!!
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