Does your patio ever drive you crazy? Or are you one of those "neat as a pin" people that I envy so much?
Our patio gets stuffed with all kinds of things over time until it reaches a critical mass that demands action. The holiday weekend was a good inspiration for finally getting something done about it.
We are gone a lot in summer so we have to take a low maintenance approach to a patio garden. (I mean besides the fact that we are not gardeners.) So one or two trips to the nursery for plants that can hold their own just being plopped in a cachepot has to do the trick.
This is all usually done in May rather than July, but there you have it!
Ferns under the eaves are very forgiving, and a patio garden basic.
One of the problems we always have is taking care of our outdoor cushions. We have strong sun and monsoon rains on a regular basis and so it's not good to leave it all out. I know there are those giant bins you can buy, but for now I'm going to give this big wicker basket a go.
I am relying on patio sculpture more for interest this year.
I was loving this urn after a good whitewash this year, but my heart broke a little when it had a terrible mishap.
I still like it, and maybe it will get a repair.
A citronella or "mosquito" plant is perfect for patios.
Our herb pots are usually much further along than this, but right outside the door is ideal. Having them close by smells so good!
A little bee balm, a basil variety, and lavender plopped together in an Italian pot.
Parsley, basil, and thyme. These all need their own pots because they really go to town for us!
Love this pink and yellow Lantana for a bit of yummy color.
A few creature comforts (vintage preferred), and we're good to go.
Now if we can just keep it this way!
How about a nice glass of ice tea?
Here's to more Happy Summer Days!
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