If you have a blank canvas in your garden, don’t worry, there are unlimited ways to create one of a kind space to enjoy with your family. I went to Home Depot this week and discovered an assortment of new garden accents for this summer. Some are elegant, like this black and white flower pot. Can you imagine it with lots of red or orange flower in it? Fabulous right? (By the way, I saw the same pot at BJ’s for under $45.00)
Other accent pieces are either whimsical or plain unexpected, however, tremendously colorful. Look at the bicycle, it is about 15” wide. Who would have thought of it? It is at the top of a garden rod and it could brighten any bare spot. After all, you want to make people go “wow that looks amazing” right? Smile.
So what are you waiting for? Go to your local garden center, browse through what they have in stock and challenge your Picasso style imagination by creating something unexpected and colorful in your garden. Have fun, live is short.
Most of us are “antsy” to open our decks for summer. For one thing, some areas are still seeing snow and cold temperatures that are blocking our creative juices to decorate the outdoor living spaces. Fortunately, those who own homes with screened porch/decks, (like my son and daughter), have the advantage. These are some steps to follow to enjoy your outdoors while decorating for the season.
My Dear Gardening Friends:
There’s hope, gardens everywhere are beginning to wake up. The bright yellow forsythias are already gone and so are the Daffodils. However, now is time for other colors to ENJOY!
Tulips are making a strong comeback and now you can see that last year perennials are beginning to grow from the ground. I was lucky enough to capture a black butterfly in my back yard while doing my walk-through. However, a soon to be show stopper is rapidly approaching and it will provide us with great colors to enjoy; they are the AZALEAS. Yes, this is just how they look now but soon, they will bloom with a vengeance. Therefore, please be patient and stay tuned! Smile.
Have you seen the beautiful yellow bushes and the white and pink flower trees that are natures cue to us that spring has arrived? Well, why don’t you bring these beauties inside your home? If you don’t suffer from allergies, these beautiful flowers will brighten your days for free. Why don’t you give them a try, after all, they will bring a lot of beauty and joy to your days.
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