Its that time of the year when the last snowfall has fell, and we start seeing subtle signs that spring will be in bloom very soon. This weekend was the warmest it’s been in months and we took advantage of the delightful weather by opening all the windows and doors in our ranch style home, and taking the broom outdoors to sweep away the dust, dirt and cobwebs that have gathered on the porch.
Flowers and Plants
To be honest, I have been thinking and pinning away many winter nights just dreaming of how I plan on decorating it this year. One of the first things I needed to figure out is what plants can survive in a shaded area, and the answer is ferns. Ferns are able to grow in the shade as long as their soil remains wet and you use a high quality (preferably organic) mulch to keep them healthy outdoors.
My second plant is most likely going to be Primrose, because of its ability to flourish in the shady areas. Third I will be looking for Sweet Alyssum because of the old fashioned look that kind of reminds me of baby breath.
Our front porch was made very weird, because its not build that wide and I can barely fit the stroller from wall to railing. There for I want to find a shallow rocking chair similar to this one, or just paint a black Muskoka chair.
Also this picture below makes me want to look into staining the front deck a deep mahogany paint like this.
Now for the other stuff, like wreaths on the windows that are tied with ribbon. I will find a way to DIY that, even if I have to buy the wreath the ribbon shouldn’t be too hard.
I am the biggest sucker for pots like these! I feel like they add such a farmhouse feel instantly. I found budget friendly ones from Amazon for under $30 here, and okay how cute would this bike planter be from Wayfair!?
If you like these types of posts as much as I enjoy writing them, than make sure you’re following me on Pinterest! Who knows maybe you’ll catch the Reno bug and want to completely redecorate everything in your home.1