My Porch Garden

Tallahassee Girl
by Tallahassee Girl
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This is my much beloved porch garden I take pride in it for a very personal reason. Several years ago, while vacationing in Key West, I suffered a massive stroke. The emergency room doctor told my husband that I would not live through the night. Now I use the strengths I do have to do what I love- create beautiful things.
Attached are a number of photos of my porch garden. Once an avid gardener, I had to come up with a way to continue doing something that I really enjoyed. Living in North Florida, I had to research plants that would stand up to the stifling Florida heat, yet provide beautiful colors.
I love the mixture of purples, yellows, and pinks, contrasted by the dark and light greens. I enjoy sitting in my garden getaway while enjoying a cold, refreshing drink.
The perfect pop of colors and textures that I have been working toward.
Don't let anyone tell you what can't be done. With a little time and a lot of determination, you can do it.
Thank you for looking at my lovely little garden. I hope you enjoyed. Peace be unto you.
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  • X X on Aug 14, 2017
    What stands out for me, odd as it may seem, is the handwriting on the welcome sign. Was that your own or did you use a template ? Lovely all around !

  • Shuganne Shuganne on Aug 14, 2017
    I love how you used rain boots as a planter. It brought back memories of my mom doing the same thing with my brother's worn out leather work boots. (She didn't even scrape the cow manure off!) I can't tell what you planted in there. Could you share the names of some of your favorite flowers, and maybe i.d. them for us newbies? Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Rachel Rachel on Aug 14, 2017
    what cost 10 dollars?

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  • Loretta Loretta on Oct 01, 2017
    Such an inspiration for all of us!!

  • Mc321769507 Mc321769507 on Oct 12, 2017
    Beautiful you are inspiring. No one knows but God what will happen. I too suffered n illness and could not do much have been going to acupuncture for 2 years now and has made a world of difference. Love this hometalk so many cute ideas