“Porch Ideas for Spring”
Today was the first day of Spring.
You know how I know?
The hanging baskets of ferns were out at Lowe’s.
Then, and only then, is it officially Spring.
So, it was time to knock off the icky layer of Winter’s dust and
grime and add a few Porch Ideas for Spring.
I have a little confession. I told my friends that
I was dedicating this post to my Hubby.
I’ve been basically couch-bound for about two weeks.
I have dangerously high BP and they can’t seem to get it down.
But, because I am hosting the
“Wreath and Porch Event”
of the “All Things Home: Swing Into Spring“
Linky Party Week… I had to get moving.
Have you been able to catch the other Link Parties?
I will provide a full list at the end, but for now – I would
so love to introduce you to my Co-Host’s for today’s event,
two very good friends:
Please make sure you head over and see their
wreaths and porches, too.
Ok, so why I am dedicating this post to my hubby?
Because today, he drove me to Lowe’s, helped me load my plants
after being very patient with me trying to pick out the perfect tray
of marigolds, came home and cleaned our porch, planted my flowers
while I “quietly” supervised from the rocker.
(There may have been a few “a little to the left”, “no, use the white pansies,”
“no, don’t plant that too deep.”)
Then, he sweetly re-swept the porch when I made a mess
making the wreath.
What do you say, ladies? Pretty sweet, huh?
Oh, and speaking of “pretty and sweet”…
My precious Miss C stopped by to see her Grammy and Grandpa
today. She helped us plant a few buttercups, too.
Another sweet friend, Yvonne at Stone Gable, has a great tutorial
for a Forsythia Wreath.
Our Spring Porch design started from here…
I purchased two bushes of forsythia from Michael’s when they
were 50% off, and cut them apart.
I also made a pretty bird nest, another of Yvonne’s tutorials.
Lowe’s had a new shipment of one of my favorite Spring flowers…
I have wonderful memories of primrose from when we lived
Every Spring, I would get up at 3am to go downtown Brussels to
the wholesale flower market, and come home with a van load
We added more primroses to the two urns on each side of the door,
along with some white Candytuft and yellow marigolds.
A vintage red, wire basket is filled with a burlap liner…
… and the same color scheme of flowers fill it to the brim.
Red primroses, white candytuft, yellow marigolds, yellow pansies
and a pretty Spring cabbage.
I tucked in two sweet bunnies…
… and a vintage gardening tool and chalkboard tag.
Two new, red cushions give a pop of color.
I pulled in my garden bunnies. Mr. Eggbert is above.
And for the record, he says to tell you he’s not fat,
he’s just fluffy.
The striped red outdoor rug I added last Summer is still
holding its own. Notice the No Sew Moss Pillow I shared
a few weeks ago?
A few simple containers of fresh flowers is all it took to
add a touch of Spring that makes us happy to see the
first day of Spring.
… and the perfect place to have an afternoon snack.
I would love it if you would pin these to your favorite
Hosted by Craftberry Bush
and The Lilypad Cottage
Hosted by Marty’s Musings
Co-Hosted by Atta Girl Says
and My Soulful Home
Hosted by At the Picket Fence
Co-Hosted by Petticoat Junktion
and Uncommon Designs
Hosted by Worthing Court
Co-Hosted by Stone Gable
Spring Porches & Wreaths
Hosted by The Everyday Home
Co-Hosted by Our Southern Home
Now it’s YOUR turn to show off your Wreath and Porch Projects.
Please link back to one of the three host blogs.
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