The porch area has been decked out with a wood planter from Homegoods, an Ikea bench, a painted wood side table from Overstock.com, and a couple outdoor pillows from Pier 1:
Here is a nice shot of the freshly scraped, sanded, primed and painted railing, and the fun Liatris I planted on the side:
Those big green balls of goodness are mums. Mums hardly ever come back in Wisconsin, so those are almost miraculous considering I planted them with no winter protection last fall. The last pic was taken in July, this is what those purty girls look like now:
Things yet to do out here: paint the front door, replace the screen door, replace the house numbers, buy a hose reel to contain the ‘black anaconda’ hose, and address our outdated mailbox. I can’t wait for spring to see all our hard work grow and bloom!
PS – My header is the front of the house earlier in the summer when I originally planted hydrangeas in the front. They were getting too much sun, so I moved them to the back and planted the barberry and euonymus in their place. I loved the picture with the hydrangeas, so I used it anyway. Sue me!