You may remember that my husband and I recently gave our patio a little makeover, mostly to rescue it from the pollen residue spring left behind — not to mention all the junk that had overtaken it during the cold months. Well, the final result was good, but something was still missing:
You see that space in the middle, with the empty planter on the ground? That just wasn’t working for us. It felt…well…empty. So when Walmart offered us the opportunity to plant some flowers with a gorgeous planter from their Better Homes & Gardens collection, I jumped at the chance. I knew it would be just the thing to fill in that space. :: READ THE FULL POST
So…remember the other day I shared a photo of our disaster of a patio? In case you don’t, here are some more photos of it to jog your memory.
Well, the good news is that it got that way mostly due to laziness. So it really was nothing a little elbow grease couldn’t fix.
But sometimes, elbow grease alone isn’t enough. The dead plants in all our pots screamed neglect. My husband, our resident green thumb (because I am not at all horticulturally inclined) decided we had to remedy that. :: READ THE FULL POST
This happens every year. As the weather starts to warm up for spring, my husband and I will venture out onto our patio and wonder what the heck happened. You see, we tend to use our outdoor space quite a bit during the warm months. But as soon as the weather turns cool, and then cold, the porch becomes a glorified storage space where our recycling goes to die. Covered in pollen.
Seriously, it looked like a warzone out there. Definitely not a space that encourages hanging out. So on my last trip to Walmart, I couldn’t help but swoon over the outdoor goodies to be found in the garden center. :: READ THE FULL POST
Last year, my husband and I put down an outdoor rug on our patio, added a couple of chairs, and planted some strawberries in a Topsy Turvy planter. Well, let’s just say we hadn’t done much out there since — except let the strawberries die. I know. Sad.
Well, that was then, and this is now. With spring — and all its pollen — in full swing, we wanted to add some life and color to the space. We started with a few hanging flowers, a couple of ledge boxes and a basket of strawberries. We also grabbed a beautiful rosemary plant, which has already added some great flavor to our meals. :: READ THE FULL POST
As much as I love our little patio, I don’t spend as much time out there as I’d like. It’s a shame really, because living on the third floor at the back of our building means we get a whole lot of breeze. Now that the stifling Georgia summer has given way to a much milder fall, I plan to spend a lot more time out there. And hopefully, the newest addition to our patio means I’ll have some company.
As a Walmart Mom, I often get to try products and projects I may not have attempted otherwise. In this case, we were asked to try a simple craft: Make Halloween ornaments from birdseed. :: READ THE FULL POST