I think that I must have adult ADD. I dropped the kids off at school and headed back to the house. I was going to work on a new treasure for the backyard. On the way in I thought to myself, “I need to get this front porch ready for the summer.” I started working on it and before I knew it I was knee deep in projects for the front porch. My backyard project will have to wait for another day!
Here is what I ended up doing today.
My porch was a little empty.
And, it was a lot dirty! I cleaned the whole thing thoroughly! The lanterns had half melted candles in them, so I scraped all of the wax out of them. The wreath is new and the garden girl (her name is Violet) ais new. They could stay. (You can go here and here to see how I made those.)
The other things that still looked good were the boxwoods that I planted 2 years ago! I have loved those boxwoods! They are green all year long. They do not have to be watered at all in the winter because I leave them on the steps and they catch enough rain. They just sit there and look green and pretty. I put little Christmas lights in them in December. I stick scarecrows in them in the fall. I stick flags in them for the 4th. It occurred to me that I love how easy they are. I remembered seeing some more at Kroger. So, off to Kroger for boxwoods! They had 2 sizes. I bought 6 small and 1 large.
There are several kinds of boxwoods. This is the same kind that I bought 2 years ago, so I bought them again!
Next, to Walmart for garden soil (I also found 1 planter that I liked there.)
Then,to Old Time Pottery for more planters.
I planted them up and placed them where I wanted them. And, here is the final result! For most flowers, you have to wait a little while before they look good. With boxwoods, there is instant gratification! I like that about them, too! I did add a few flowers to my hanging basket and to my window boxes (not pictured.)
She looks so much cuter with boxwoods at her feet!
I am working on another project for the corner. I hope to get that finished tomorrow. But, you never know with me. . . I will get distracted and then there is no telling what I will be doing next!
A word of warning. As I was cleaning my light fixtures today, apparently, I got a little water down in the socket. So, tonight when I turned on the front porch lights, I heard a strange buzzing noise and then saw flames shooting from the fixture! Looks like I will be getting new light fixtures! To bad that I really like the ones that I have now!
Life to the full to you today!