I have been seeing a lot of these lately-so this is my version. All you need is an umbrella, flowers of choice and a ribbon. I love the sunflowers on the umbrella and found the sunflowers at Goodwill-whole thing cost me 13.00
to make an easy wreath for spring and summer! Just add them to a grapevine wreath, fill with faux flowers and Spanish moss and hang! I have a super sunny porch so real plants are out of the question...but that might work for you. Wouldn't it be pretty filled with succulents? Find a complete tutorial on my blog.
Not every house style or home has a big porch on it that provides a wonderful space to greet visitors, hangout with family or friends or just to watch the world go by. No porch, no
problem... The addition of a patio to the front of a home can deliver all of he warm feelings of a porch and even more.
First of all a patio enlarges the space which allows people to be more comfortable and human interactions more relaxed. Have you ever tried to carry on a conversation with four people on a three foot sidewalk? Next, by providing places to sit you can encourage neighboring and community engagement by being in the front of the home. Seating can take several forms from outdoor furniture to built in raised planters or boulders. Watching the kids play in the front yard or comfortably hanging out waiting for some one to return home is enjoyable on a beautiful front yard patio. A patio can put you that much closer to your wonderful gardens and flowers. Why not immerse yourself in the wonderful gardens you spend so much time taking care of? We would rather see you engage your landscape and enjoy it then to just create some "curb appeal" for the passer by! Last but not least, a patio on front my allow you to take advantage of the different micro climates that exist in a landscape around a home.
Just because your home doesn't have a porch doesn't mean you can take advantage the front yard porch feel. Add a patio to your front yard and engage the neighborhood!
All images are of projects Designed & Installed by Switzer's Nursery & Landscaping.