Until recently it's been a dry hot summer. A few light rains over the past two weeks, and then finally yesterday, some real gully washers. An exciting turn of events for we desert folks!
The porch plants are holding their own over our busy times this summer, thanks in part to good house-sitting help.
But even when moisture is sparse, and there's not a lot of bloom, I appreciate the structural qualities of a few vintage garden artifacts around.
We never hang a plant in this one, partially because hanging plants dry out extra quickly in our climate, and partially because I like seeing this wire planter as is!
This extra hot corner get plants in spring and fall, but the boxwood holds it's own amid the wire sculptures for now.
Swedish Ivy loves it's spot.
Thank heavens for all of our vintage watering cans! Angel vine is still doing okay! (Fingers crossed.)
I also wanted to mention another new magazine that I brought home amidst the rainy shopping afternoon. Not cheap at ten bucks, and mostly primitive country style which is darker than I like to live with, but I gave it the flip test, (do you do that?) and it had enough of a lighter style within it's pages to pass. Here are a few yummy samples. . . .
A lot of these rooms are styled by Fifi and Lulu. Scrumptious!
Wishing you rain if you need it,
and sunshine if you don't!
Happy weekend, kids!