Wednesday, May 14, 2014

For Want of a Garden

Hello! I'm baaaack!

By way of explanation, I'd been working in an office for about 6 months and could not at all keep up with blogging.  Now we shall resume like old friends who meet up after many years and continue a conversation like it never ended.  Okay?


Thank you for that resounding response.

I was looking through photos and did not even know I had these.  We don't have a garden so I have to devise ways to make my porch pretty.  (My porch does not look like this now as we've had it tiled since, so this is like a Throwback Porch?)

1.  Take one ugly corner of your porch...

2.  Find some tree stumps (yes, hubby and I screech car brakes whenever I see things like these by the wayside).

3.  Drive some nails on the top of the stumps so you can position the pots (through the holes at the bottom of the pots) and they won't topple over easily.

4.  Choose pretty plants.

Love this one but it has since died. RIP.  See, the thing about rearing plants and rearing pets is you are less likely to get emotional when a plant dies.  I can't handle pets dying on me.

4.  Choose SPTs around the house.

The windows on this wooden plaque can actually open...

*SPTs - Sweet, pretty things - I knew you'd ask :)

5.  Buy pebbles, black or white. Or green or amber or fuschia or mauve or luminous.  It's your porch. (luminous....heyyyyyy....are you thinking what I'm thinking?)

6.  Put them all together.  And....

7.  Now sing that Happy song..."clap along if you know what happiness is to you.."

Oh, you know that wooden window plaque thing?  Visitors to our home actually open those windows out of curiosity, so we let them....