Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hurry Up Spring!!

Today was a beautiful day in the Carolinas! I have been so busy with all of my DIY projects inside I thought I would take a break and work in the yard a little. I stared at the front of the house and tried to get my list of things I needed from Lowes. I thought I had it all planned out. My plan was to find some topiary trees for the old wooden planters I have had for a few years. I have never planted anything in them that I really liked. I get to Lowes and walk around the Garden Dept forever. I saw they had pavers on sale, fencing at great prices...ooohhh I wanted to do a complete overhaul! I came back to reality quickly and remembered I was by myself and did not have my lovely assistants with me (the kids). I picked up my topiary trees and about passed out when I seen how expensive they were! So I kept walking around, the employees had to have thought I was losing my mind because I think I walked up and down each aisle 20 times! I noticed a guy with the most wonderful clearance gun marking down a whole rack of plants. As I got closer, he pulled out a rack of Ferns! He said they were having about another 40 delivered tomorrow so he had to get rid of some to make room. I had to think, where can I put them, what can I do with them?
So I kept walking and thinking and then I thought, what if I put the FERNS in the old wooden planters....would it look right? I put back the pricey topiary plants and picked up the marked down ferns. I thought I would go ahead and get a third one for the building I have out back to hang off of it. I bought all three ferns for the price of ONE topiary! I picked up some dark brown mulch and of course a new spring flag for the porch and was on my way!
The first project was just to try the ferns in the planters and let me say I LOVE THEM! This is with the new Spring flag. It says Home Tweet Home ... how cute!

This is an old milk jug full of sunflowers beside an old rocker I picked up at a thrift store for $15
about two years ago!
The favorite thing about my front porch is my swing. My brother built it for me a few years ago and I LOVE IT! I usually sit out on it and read the latest Country Sampler magazine!

Next weeks project is installing tile flooring in the kitchen. It will not be near as fun as working in the yard today that is for sure! Hurry Spring! I recently discovered a whole new list of projects I want to do outside!

2 friends had to say:

Prims By The Water said...

Love the porch swing! Very primitive and inviting.

Gen said...

Love your porch! Looks so inviting. I just posted about a swing my mom found curbside on my blog I hope to fix it up to look as nice as yours :)