Container Gardening Ideas
Front Porch Container Garden
y kitchen porch is the secret gateway to our house…down the driveway our friends (and the UPS man) must go;
. . . past the picket-fence garden . . .
. . . dipping under the wisteria arbor. No one uses the "real" front door of this house … if they do, no one hears them, no one comes. They have to search out the kitchen entrance to find us. Its kind of like the welcome mat to the house, so I want it to feel, you know, welcoming — with chimes and romantic flowers, such as . . .
hen we set up my new favorite thing, this small water fountain into which we dropped a couple of seashells, in honor of the fact that we live on an island!
o over the Memorial Day Weekend, I did what I do every year, filled my wheelbarrow with good compost we make from our kitchen scraps, pulled the pots out of the barn, got my gloves on and into the dirt.
watered everything well, until the old bricks and pots began to take on a bit of the grotto feel, with the gurgling water, the spring breezes, the butterflies and bees zipping by.
sit on the steps, wipe my sweaty brow, and drink a glass of wine as the sun goes down, listen to my fountain, watch the birds throw water around in the birdbath, aware of the neighborhood noises of dinners cooking and children playing, and think happy thoughts. Zee porch? She is done.
ow for my tiny garden tip of the day, because it is the little things in life that are the best … when you bring in roses to put in a bouquet, include mint. It really pops the fragrance of the rose … you go to smell the rose, and get the mint too.
That’s it…and remember June Moon Tune Spoon.
That says it all.
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