Sunday, April 25, 2010

Geraniums on the Front Porch

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Ahhh…It’s Springtime and time to enjoy the front porch.  This is one of my most favorite places to be.

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We finally got all the Geraniums planted.  I started with 10 plants and I am thinking that I may need 3 or 4 more!  I forgot all about putting some of them on the back deck and our daughter is moving into her first apartment at school in June.  She is going to be taking a class this summer and working part time there.  She is going to need a Geranium pot of her own for good luck.  So it  looks like I’ll be taking that long country road back to A & A Plants for more red Geraniums. 

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Usually, the annual “potting of the Geraniums” is a solo project for me.  But this year I had some help from my husband.  It’s kind of nice when your teenage son “wants” to cut the grass ($$$ is a powerful motivator) because now the husband doesn’t have to do it and has more time to help me with my projects.  :)

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Anyway, we had a nice assembly line going.  He lifted the heavy bags of Miracle Gro Potting Mix and filled all the pots and I did the planting.   Then he and his rippling muscles :) moved all the pots to the porch. 

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Yep, we planted 10 of these babies.

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This is another sight you will see somewhere on the front porch hiding behind the brick.  The 10th Grade Son’s most prized possessions…one of his many Lacrosse sticks and his longboard skateboard.   Kind of takes away from the ambiance.  :)

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Oh, so where was I?  Oh yes, this is where we like to hang out.  My husband and I sit out here a lot.  With a stack of magazines or a book, maybe some music, and a tastee beverage and our dog at our feet, we are happy to sit on our front porch and watch the world go by.  Last night’s entertainment was our neighbor being pulled on a razor scooter by his 160 pound Newfoundland dog.  That was a sight to see.  :)


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your porch and geraniums are gorgeous, Lisa!

Allyson said...

Those are so gorgeous. And your front porch is something right out of Southern Living!! I love the brick pavers!

Why do I have it stuck in my head that you're about 33? Every time you talk about your children I have to remind myself. I guess there are worse problems to have, though. :)

Karen said...

Your porch looks like it is from a magazine--BEAUTIFUL, Lisa!!! Can't wait to come down sometime and sit and have a beverage with you. :)

Nancy said...

You have a great front porch! I'd spend a lot of time there, too. The geraniums look so bright and pretty. They are one of my picks for outside, too.

Have a great Sunday!


Katherine Thomas said...

How pretty! I usually use terra cotta pots with bright pink geraniums. But I might try the black pots this year! Its very classy!

The White Farmhouse said...

You have a gorgeous porch! Now wonder you like to be out there. I have plans for our front porch this summer. I'm waiting til it is sweltering and I can be drenched in sweat.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your geraniums look wonderful, Lisa! I always pick up a few extra plants, because I know me ~ I'm always forgetting a planter or spot where I want to put flowers!

RNSANE said...

What a beautiful and cheery spot you've created for yourself! Geraniums are the most wonderful plants and I love the red ones the most. I can see why that front porch is your special place.

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

So beautiful! Your porch looks amazing!

Denise said...

Looks gorgeous, I am totally loving geraniums this year for some reason. I want to plant a lot more too just not sure where, so I may leave it til next year. Have a great Sunday.

Wendy said...

I love your porch! Red geraniums are our favorite, too! They are also one of the few flowers our bunnies won't eat! Your porch looks like a great place to relax! Thanks for sharing yours with us :)

Cozy Little House said...

Wish I'd been sitting on the front porch with you to see that! Your porch is beautiful. Can't beat red geraniums for saying welcome.

sissie said...

Your front porch looks so welcoming with all those red potted geraniums. So pretty.

I couldn't help notice your brick on your house. It looks like ours.
I know that ours is called "rose range tudor," because I picked it out.


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Lisa!
You have the most beautiful porch! What a beautiful spot to enjoy the lovely Spring weather. :-)

Have a wonderful week!

Laura said...

OK, first- Congrats on the hubs and his rippling muscles! Ya know, it's just nice to have some eye candy around!

Second- your porch and your geraniums are stunning! If I had a front porch like that, it would be my favorite spot too.

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

I have geraniums on my porch too. :-)Your porch looks lovely and inviting. Wishing you happiness, Katherine

Melanie said...

I love geraniums and your a gorgeous! There is nothing like sitting on the porch in the evening. I am going to enjoy our porch this summer.

I wish I lived closer and I would come and sit and visit with you:) Have a good Monday.

Ann said...

Love your porch!

Room to Inspire said...

Oh, your geraniums look so wonderful! I always fill the frond yard with red geraniums as well - I am thinking this might be the week!


Stacey said...

It just doesn't get any prettier than that!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What a perfect porch!!!! I could find myself there all day if mine looked that great. Glad you had some help from your hubby. Makes the job so much more fun! Take care~

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Luv all your red geraniums...they look outstanding on your porch! I'm a HUGE fan of geraniums and this year I found out that I could buy them at our local flea market for a very thrifty I went a ;ittle bit crazy buying lots of them!


Cathy said...

Beautiful porch! I love the red geraniums and your beautiful wicker furniture!


Help! Mama Remote... said...

So relaxing. Your view is amazing. Can't wait to see more.