Wednesday, May 06, 2009

My Front Porch Sitting Spot

On Sunday evenings Chip and I love to sit on the porch with a glass of wine and enjoy the last few daylight moments of my weekend. When we got home from our vacation, I was excited to see how pretty the front porch looked. Here is my favorite porch sitting spot.




The 'Bridal Wreath' Spirea has a few tiny white blooms left - not many. The 'New Gold' Lantana is just beginning to bloom. Knockout roses are really rocking my world this year. I love all of that color! Verbena 'Homestead Purple' is blooming like crazy, but the foliage is turning brown. What's that all about? My last two irises are beautiful. On the other side of those I have gladioli, echinacea, and 'Becky' Shasta Daisies getting ready to bloom.

I'm so glad that all my hard work in this bed has paid off in blooms. This was May 15 last year:
What a difference!

8 comments:

Dirt Princess said...

Looks great! I can see why you enjoy that spot. All your hard work did pay off. The pictures help you to put it in perspective and see how much it has changed

Ginger said...

Lisa, your yard is absolutely beautiful and you did an amazing job putting everything together! I'm jealous, but also inspired!

Sande said...

That is a beautiful spot for relaxing. You've done a wonderful job and your plants are beautiful.

Lisa Blair said...

Thank you, ladies, for all the positive comments!

Casey said...

Good lord that's a difference! I like it! Can't wait to see it! How does that Friday night sound for a drink and tour around your garden? :) Saturday could work too...

Lisa Blair said...

Hey Casey, Friday night is perfect! Chip will be at work during the day on Saturday. I can't wait to see you!

Jacque said...

Beautiful spot, I have been looking for inspiration for more color! Porch Living... love it ~Jacque

Ginger said...

Lisa,
I'm going to have your pay it forward gift ready this weekend! We need to figure out how I should get it to you (mail or in person - it's not large so neither would be cumbersome). Please email me at ginger_gibson@comcast.net.
Thanks!!
Ginger