I have been ignoring my porch. Mostly because it is flower planting season and I didn’t have flowers. This is one of my favorite activities and I have been chomping at the bit to get flowers and get them planted. So over Memorial Day we started the project. And of course with me it was a project! This year I wanted to add height to my porch and I have been researching to find the PERFECT way to do it.
I finally decided I would use vintage 18″ decorative cinder blocks to be the bases to outdoor shelves. Simple right? WRONG!!! I could NOT find them anywhere (except for new at Home Depot). I had almost given up when the salvage crew found and brought back 4 for me! Lumber was easy to come by and shelves were made. Now time for flowers!
Dan and I grew up in two very different families and it always seems like we are doing a first for one of us. For Dan buying garden plants was a first. So we came home with all sorts of different, random flowers. We ordered a pizza and got to work. It was probably my favorite time planting EVER!! We planted until it was too dark to be on the porch then finished the next evening. I have beautiful pots (including target pots, a copper wash tub, vintage wire window baskets, and a vintage outdoor lamp shade) filled with wonderful flowers and love.
All I can say is, once again I have the BEST porch in my complex! I’m ready to enjoy a glass of wine on my porch.