Taking a break from Mommy Camp this week on the blog (though not here at home!) to give you folks that are sick of all this crafty, parenting stuff a break! (I hear you whispering....Where are all the DIY tutorials and gardening article?? What has this blog turned into? Give me some GARDEN!) So this week we are all garden and landscaping and DIY (Did you SEE Aki's tutorial yesterday? OUTSTANDING!) and even a little bit of thrifting thrown in there for good measure. Ready to get started? Let's dive in with a little DIY gardening, why don't we?
Now remember last month when my brother and sister-in-law came over and gave our deck a makeover with a new, fresh coat of paint? (Missed it? See the BEFORE and AFTER HERE!) Once the paint was finished, it was time to take a look at the landscaping and potted plants to see what worked and what needed to change. Join me today as we take a peek at some easy porch landscaping ideas and a few that take a little more time to achieve.
#1 BREAK UP THE LINES!Our porch is full to brimming with lines, verticals, horizontals AND diagonals. It is a pretty good mix to start with, but at certain points there is a bit too much of one directional. Case in point? This long, horizontal railing. The solution? A trellis!
Notice how the trellis pokes its head up just a few inches above the railing, breaking up that long horizontal line. Once the morning glories climb that trellis by the end of this month, their curving tendrils and leaves will make an even more pleasant break in the stark horizontal.