take a seat and sit a spell. or maybe grab your rocker ‘cuz it’s time to open our front porch y’all. this has to be my favorite time of year. there’s something magical about birds chirping, bees buzzing, and those butterflies flittering. and i’ll do my part to invite those critters onto my porch by offering tasty snacks. it’s no trouble at all to fill my window boxes and urns with verdant blooms and the occasional herb or fern. oh, the joys of spring!
first step dust off those rockers and power wash the slime built up over the winter. mr. style are you ready? looks as if oscar and ollie are ready to lend a hand. okay, maybe just oscar.
second step pay a visit to our local nursery. cofer’s has lots to choose from.. honestly, i could spend an entire afternoon rummaging through the garden art, contemplating which pots make the perfect accent piece, checking out the latest and greatest bird feeders. i just love walking up and down the aisles. it’s so peaceful here hanging out with the plants.
window box plants: cascade white ivy geranium, coleus, english ivy, zonal geranium tango deep pink.
herbs: basil, english thyme, rosemary.
third step. grab my gardening tools and slip into a pair of garden clogs. this six-piece toolset has ergonomic handles and comes with a tote. this makes it soooo easy to transport between the front and backyard. aren’t these clogs adorable? more importantly, they can stand up to the mud and grime that comes along with a garden.
oscar is ever vigilant on the porch. those pesky deer might come too close if he lets down his guard. or so he thinks…
several weeks ago this cocktail made an appearance without the recipe included in the post. today, i’m sharing all the deets of this delicious American Berry Smash. enjoy!
the pillows are plumped and ready to rock and roll. the urn is filled with a macho fern. supposedly they aren’t as messy as boston ferns. fingers crossed. this cute hand painted urn is from Grandin Road. a matching pot is on its way to our porch. don’t tell mr. style… and if you’re wondering where that cute, cute, cute dog topiary is from check out Grandin Road again. they have the BEST selection of unique and interesting outdoor living decor.
fourth step plop down on a rocker. cheers to friday, gang! oscar, ollie, and i wish each of you a lovely weekend. you know where to find me!