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!