My patio is up and running this year and includes some old favorites…such as my shabby picnic basket planter which is making its third appearance! Love it…and so do the begonias. It was made from a $3.93 Goodwill find! It had gotten a little too shabby and needed a little freshening up, so I repeated the original painting process. Directions for making it can be found here.
My little flower pot man is back…sporting a moss rose hair-do for summer. He stood up the first summer, but is sitting down again this year.
The little water feature is back also. I just love the sound of water…so soothing! Miss Kitty loves it, too, since she considers it her personal drinking fountain!
By mid-summer, the water hyacinths will be blooming…breathtaking! But…each bloom opens at night and only lasts one day!
And of course, the catnip is back! However, this year I have had to cage it thanks to this neighbor who bit each plant all the way down to the dirt and killed them all last year! Naughty fellow! My staff hardly got to enjoy it at all! I’ll take it out when the staff and I are enjoying the patio.
Here’s the lovely Miss Kitty acting goofy over the catnip year before last! Does it make her high? I don’t think so. She’s just goofy! She even acts like a fool over strawberries as you may recall!
And perhaps the best of all…the ginger lilies beside the patio are also up and growing! By fall they will be blooming again like this! I think it is one of the sweetest fragrances around…and so it seems do the hummingbird moths! I’ll be waiting for them to make their annual appearance! Do you have special favorites on your porch or patio that make an appearance each year?
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my patio! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Anita at Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up on Tuesdays
Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Swing into Spring
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!