Consider this a "before" picture.
The mister and I both enjoy a little gardening now and then. My family has kept some sort of garden for as long as I can remember, my father grew up on farms, my mother loves landscaping with flowers and tress, and I'm certified to teach forestry at 4-H summer camps. The mister used to work as a groundskeeper at a golf course. Between us, we can name most plants and love to have growing things around us. The mister had the bright idea to line our little patio with planters to give it more of a defined border. We also want a nice patio set with a table and chairs and perhaps even a cute umbrella.
For the front porch, my wish list is a welcoming wreath, a new welcome mat, and- this is the ambitious part - a comfy bench that would also hide our recycling containers.
Basically, we're tired of our outdoor spaces being boring and want to add some life to them! Here's some of the inspiration I've found for the porch and patio!
Strawberry Planters and Herb Gardens:
DIY Tables and Benches:
How do you "spring up" your outdoor spaces?