When I bought my condo four years ago, I received a patio table and two chairs as a housewarming gift. I love sitting on my patio when it’s cool, but the sparse, brown, wooden fence is not very scenic. I had planned to do some light landscaping, but buying a new air conditioner and water heater were higher on the “things to do before I move in” list, and I never got around to sprucing up the patio.
So, to celebrate my 4th home-iversary, I went to Home Depot Sunday morning and selected some flowers and plants for the patio makeover. My patio faces west, but the tall fence and my upstairs neighbor’s balcony overhang prevents it from getting a lot of sunlight, so I needed plants that do well in shade. A very knowledgeable salesperson named Cindy helped me pick out just the right plants of varying heights, textures, and colors. I’m going to see how these do (i. e. can I keep them alive for more than two weeks?), and if they do well, I will probably go back and get some hanging baskets and/or flower boxes to pretty up the view at the top of the fence.
I loved going to Home Depot and pulling that flat cart around with all of my pretty plants. I can’t wait to see what it looks like in the morning! What’s on your patio/balcony/porch/outdoor planting area? Have you spruced up for spring? Tell me about your spring planting in the comments!
Edited to add: this is the view this morning. We are having a gorgeous April day in Houston – sunny, clear blue skies, cool. I could sit out here all day!
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