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Monday, June 15, 2009

My patio Garden

For the last few years I have looked forward to the spring/summer season. Not only because it is warm after a long cold winter and full of fun activities.... but I discovered that I love to garden! Of course potted plants are different than having a real garden, but it sure makes my patio look a lot more nice and I enjoy sitting back there more. I also find it relaxing to water my plants every day and watch them grow. This year Brent helped me clean the whole patio (it gets pretty messy after fall/winter) and helped me plant some of my flowers. The patio looks SO much nicer now. And it smells great when you come in the back gate too. Here is what my little patio looks like... and here are some close ups of some of my flowers I plated this year.

You will notice on the side that I used cinder blocks to plant in. You don't need anything on the bottom... just pack the dirt in and it works great and looks good on a patio. Now... I planted sun flower seeds in every other cinder block. They have started to grow... but I will be excited when they get tall and flower!

8 comments:

Desiree said...

I love your patio. It looks so great. You've got the best patio in the neighborhood I bet. What a nice little Oasis you have!

Lynette Mills said...

Now you just need someone to take a picture of you and Brent sitting in the swing...and the picture will be complete.

jamie hixon said...

Nice work! I can't gow anything.

T-Ray said...

Wait until we finish the water fountain... that will make the garden complete. Brent and I in the swing would be nice too.

Shawntel said...

Your patio looks great. The flowers are gorgeous. I love the cinterblocks as pots, how cool is that!!

Melissa Suzanne said...

Your patio looks fab! I love gardening, too. Here's to wishing I had more of a back patio. Jealous.

Miss-tearious said...

Beautiful!! The cinder block idea is so clever!! But what if you wanted to move them? Lol.. I still think I want to have some cinder block planters on my balcony though. :)

Where do you live? It looks like a house! And I am kind of jealous that you have a patio (when I say kind of, I mean really). My balcony is LAME!

Gerry Bossier said...

What are those flowers? They're so beautiful, especially those on the big pot. Blocks as alternative to pots isn't such a bad idea, it's clever. Perhaps you can paint 'em so they will look lovelier for spring and summer.