his morning I was very much in the mood to go and pick out a few plants for the dresser that is soon to go on our front porch. Goodness, we have so many empty landscaping beds around here, just brimming with potential, but at the moment, I'm finding them all a bit overwhelming. "Start small", I thought this morning..."a few colorful potted arrangements for the front porch is what I'll focus on today, and I'll go from there". I even had a friend babysit for me so that all my mental energy, hehe, could go into choosing just the right plants. But by the time I got to the point of picking the plants themselves, it was very cold and windy and gloomy out. I had already lost my motivation and stood there most of the time utterly confused as to what to buy! I kept gravitating back toward the herbs(which I wasn't going to buy today but plan to one of these days) and sniffing them all. Ahhh, glorious! Especially the lemon balm! This is going to be a busy weekend, anyway, with out of state friends visiting, so I'm not sure where I'd find the time to plant...so I left emptyhanded. I have some gardening books filled with ideas, so I think I need to study them some more and return a little more prepared (and when the weather feels like spring!).
I made my very first word stone a couple of nights ago! I loved how it turned out and I can't wait to make many more. I think next time I'll position a ruler below the letters, though, to make them a little straighter, but for my first one, I think it came out pretty well! Can you imagine lots of these with different words spread throughout a garden, or painted white and used even in the house propped upright here and there?
Oh, and here's is a photo of the finished dresser for the front porch. It still needs knobs for the top...I checked at Lowes and Home Depot today for something that would work but couldn't really find anything that I liked. Everything just seemed too "new". I think I'll poke around on Ebay for some old ones. We'll move the dresser in place this weekend, but alas, no plants in which to adorn it yet - *sniff*.
There is still plenty of time to sign up for my Cottage Charm giveaway and others if you haven't already. Or if you are interested in having your own Cottage Charm giveaway, here are the details. There are several of us so far with new participants joining daily! Thanks to everyone!