Spring’s finally arrived in northern Illinois,
+ we’ve been sprucing up our yard a bit, as one does.
Our front porch awaits its makeover,
meaning just pots of flowers but no landscaping yet.
I think it’s cool that we hung bunting on our in-progress porch!
Meanwhile, nothing growing out front means 1 thing:
it’s time to head to our backyard . . .
. . . where we planted 10 Autumn ferns behind the garage:
Our baby ferns may not look like much right now,
but soon enough, we’ll have these beauties!
In other news — there’s nothing like moving from house A to house B
to make a gal realize she’s got way too much garden stuff!
How many pairs of pots + urns did I think I needed?
Anyway, I did what I had to do + ruthlessly purged.
We now have a large pile of gardening goodies
that I’ll take to my next market + sell.
So what made the cut, Kay? — you’re no doubt asking.
I have had that old trellis for a long time.
It’s never looked better than here, on the garage wall!
I love the combination of chippy white paint + silvery galvanized metal!
That wonderful stand + bucket await their resident plant.
I am thinking something of the topiary persuasion.
The larger bucket to the right will soon be a fountain,
+ that sandwich board sign at left? I love it!
I made it for my biz — several years + 2 booth spaces ago.
Earlier today, I drug it from its basement hide-a-way
+ plopped it here, next to our trellis + plant stand.
I’m not sure where it will land. Stay tuned.
Just a few short yards from my plant stand + old sandwich board,
the garage sports this window box with 3 very rustic pots:
This year I’ve filled those pots with pretty, leafy Caladium plants,
under planted with Gin Begonias.
They are both shade tolerant, which is a must in most of our yard.
Next up, our pair of semi-modern Adirondack chairs
have moved from their previous place on our lawn to this patio space.
Somewhere there’s a pair of pale blue outdoor cushions,
+ I need to ask G.O. if he knows where they are.