Since I'm waiting for the Fall Finale to begin in my perennial gardens (yeah, it's almost that time of the year again, isn't it depressing?), I thought I'd show you the flowers I have displayed on my porches.
My house was built in the late 1800's. In fact, it is so old that there really is no record of it. The farthest back we could find was when a man built a flour mill on the river below us, so we assumed he built this house then too.
Although the original brick house still stands, we've added four porches since we purchased the house over fifteen years ago. For today's post, I'm showing you two of the porches. They are located at the front of the house and therefore receive the most guests.
Pictured below is my front porch. If you are a regular reader of my garden posts you will have often read "The view from my front porch" or "The view from my kitchen window". My flower garden that I take the most pictures of lies right in front of this porch. The kitchen window is the small one to the right of the porch.
Notice the moss growing on the stone on the bottom left of the picture? This is the north side of our house, so I plant impatiens and hosta in that garden bed, and the moss grows beautifully on the rock. My husband wanted to remove it and I screamed "Don't you dare! Most people would pay to have moss like that!"
This is the side view of the front porch. I have three different varieties of coral colored hanging baskets. Shade happy ones on the north side, and sun happy ones on the west side. I also have a wrought iron planter hanging on the wall that is filled with ivy, impatience, and some pansies left over from spring. There is another wrought iron planter filled with ivy on the metal coffee table.
fashion post from Friday for I took pictures on that porch. As for my East porch, I don't have many flowers there because no one really sees that area of the house (and the deer like to eat anything I put back there too). But I will take pictures and post them later because it is a pretty place we like to hang out as a family.
Have a great day! Amy
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