I have really been trying to fix things up around the patio area, without spending any money. Last week I did buy a couple of ferns because I got the great idea that my bird baths that were buried under ivy would look much better on the patio.
I planted the monkey grass that is green and white along this edge of the patio but it has yet to take off.
See what I mean this area really needs some help.
I had these little fence pieces that I pulled out from my sidewalk area. All of my plants were over powering them on the sidewalk anyway.
So this is where the little fence pieces were, see what I mean about the plants hanging over.
I got out the spray paint and painted them white. I think they will look good when the variegated grass grows in.
I think they turned out cute and look so much better in the white.
I put the other fern in this old chair on the porch and I love the way that it looks.
I hung my humming bird feeder in the cedar tree next to the porch and we really enjoy seeing the sweet little humming birds coming up to drink the nectar.
I have a few cute little planters out of just some old pottery. I also like old salvaged pieces in the garden, like the one below.
I planted a few succulents into some old cinder blocks that we had laying around and they are doing quite well.
This one is so pretty. I have never had these before but I really like them. I love to get my hands dirty but the Va. heat keeps me inside in the middle of the day. I like to get out in the yard early in the morning and late in the evening. This last shot was taken when the sun was going down.