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Monday, May 4, 2009

~~Porch and Patio Party~~


Hi Guys! Welcome to Barb's porch and patio party! Please pay her a visit to see her beautiful porch and a list of other participants at http://www.gritsglamour.blogspot.com/ . I had hoped to show you some better pics of my covered patio and the new patio. However, it is raining AGAIN and the new patio is just smothered in mud! I will be sure and post it within the next week. I wish I had better pics of the covered patio. This was all I could get without my camera getting wet. (should have taken the pics earlier) I'll post more of it along with the new patio later on. Anyways, you can get an idea of what I've been doing...alot of planting. I also found new cushions and painted the furniture sage green. It was a dark hunter green before. I'll post the before pic next week.


This bakers rack is full of color!


Begonias and merigolds...

Butterflies and birdhouses...
Chase painted the little flower pot on the right for me a few years ago.


I picked up this little butterfly at Lowe's the other day.


I don't remember what these bright green plants are, but I love them!


I believe this is called lobella.


I call these mini petunias, I don't know the correct name. They come in such beautiful colors. I love this vibrant redish orange!


Thanks for stopping by! Please come back next week, I also want to show you my front yard as soon as the rain stops and we can mow! It's been raining and cloudy for the last week, I'm ready for some sun!!!!! I'm off to check out all the pretty porches and patios in blogland!



41 comments:

marty39 said...

The bakers rack looks gorgeous with all the pretty flowers and birdhouse and accessories. Love the sage green on the furniture. I look forward to seeing all of it. The rain is always a bummer when it lasts forever. Hugs, Marty

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very nice. Lots of lovely pieces on the bakers rack. I believe the small petunias are million bells. Thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

Kristen,
Don't you hate it when it rains on your parade;)!!! Your coverd patio is beautiful!!! I love how the furniture turned out. The sage green is such a lovely color...perfect for a patio!!! The flowers are so colorful and springy...absolutely lovely!!! I love how you staged your bakers rack...perfect!!! I think the bright green plant is called creeping fig. I have some in a few of my pots and it does really well...even in the heat!!! I am so sorry about the rain. I was really looking forward to seeing your latest creation. Can't wait for the unveiling!!!

Have a wonderful week!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Kristen - rain or not, I think its just gorgous. I especially love the baker's rack full of pots and whimsical statuary. Just to let you know, I have decided to make this a monthly event. I think seeing everyone's porches/patios progress through the seasons would be wonderful.
Thanks so much for joining today.

Hugs, Barb

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Kristen, Your porch is very pretty. I love the Million bell petunis's, too. I planted lots of them this week. I planted lots of everything this week. The last three days have been in the high
60's. Yippee.. I was trying to get ready for the porch party. But, we got rain today. I'll be posting mine later, too! Oh, well!! It's early for those of us that aren't in the south. But, I sure love looking at the southern porches and gardens. You do have a lot of color. Isn't it wonderful!
Hugs, Terrie

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I love your covered patio! You have some great color going on that baker's rack. Thank you for sharing all of your lovely photos.

Charla

ceekay said...

It looks lovely! I love patios and porches. A glass of tea and you got it made!

Melissa Miller said...

Oh how pretty! I just love all the vibrant colors you have used on the rack.

You're right...we do think alike. The new cushions you bought for your outdoor table are the same ones I have the uncovered part of our deck. LOL!

I can't wait to see the new firepit!

Have a great evening.
~Melissa :)

KBeau said...

Very pretty, Kristen. You just can't seem to get away from the rain in Arkansas. All of my family is there (well, except for two of my sons). I grew up in Camden, and my husband is from Newport.

I think the green trailing stuff may be Creeping Jenny. I have some planted as a ground cover.

xinex said...

Pretty porch! The baker's rack with all the potted plants is a great addition....Christine

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Very Pretty Kristen! Can you believe all the rain we've had?! I haven't had a chance to plant my wave petunias yet because of all this rain.

Rhonda said...

Hi, a Razorback fan here. I saw you were from AR on another porch post. I decided to come say, "hi".

Wow...you have amazing display of flowers. You have inspired me to get my porch ready!! I'm ready for it to be sunny for a week so I can get some things planted! Love
your covered patio!!!
Take care!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Oh so pretty flowers. You've been busy! We've had a lot of rain too. When's it going to stop??!

Happy outdoor living!

Happy To Be said...

OH Kristen I love the bakers rack with all the POPS of color...just beautiful my friend..like all you do..I wanted to do my front porch but rain said no way Jose..Maybe next time..Thanks for comimg by my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Your porch is just beautiful! Love all those pretty flowers!

Katherine

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Beautiful job Kristen! Love the colorful bakers rack. ☺ Diane

Stacey said...

Now that's what I want my patio to look like if the rain ever stops! It's beautiful. I love all the flowers. :)

Debbie said...

You have beautiful flowers. I love the bakers rack. They are great on a patio. Great space. Debbie

raxx a day in the life said...

Your porch looks full of live and color! I'm aiming for that too, I love how you used your baker's rack, I will keep a look out for one of those, looking foward to seeing your garden and more of your lovely porch!

Your table looks just like the one i have in my covered porch!

Julie said...

Wow everything looks great your little flowers are called million bells I have some and I love them too.
have a great day
julie

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Lots of beautiful flowers. I'm like you, can't remember what stuff is called. I too call those one flowers mini petunias. Too funny! I love the bakers rack for displaying flowers & garden knick knacks. I must get me one. Thanks for sharing.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kristen, I love all of the pretty treasures on that baker's rack, and your flowers are wonderful. I can't wait to see all of it when the sun is shining. laurie

bj said...

I adore the idea of using a bakers rack outside...it looks just fabulous with all your pretty flowers on it.
Thanks a bunch for sharing this and I hope your new patio gets dry soon so you can ....PLAY !!

Connie said...

Lovely flowers, Kristen. I especially like the one picture of the butterfly with those deep blue flowers. Very nice the way you set it all up.
Will look forward to your backyard once the rains stop.

A Hint of Home said...

I've only been back in town for 48 hrs. and we have been planting and getting ready for out of town company tomorrow. I love all the colors and blooming of the plants. Your porch looks fresh and so inviting. A great place to sit and have a glass of ice tea and visit with family and friends.

~CC Catherine said...

Kristen, Love all the colors of those posies on your porch! Lobelia is one of my favorites in the summer! I've asked God if I can be the gardener's helper to his majestic gardens in heaven...I love flowers! (Of course, I'm willing to wait on that one for awhile anyways... ;) ~CC Catherine

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hi Kristen,
Love the way you've used the baker's rack to display those beautiful flowers and plants! I could sit out there all day and enjoy the peacefulness. The green furniture is fabulous - I have fallen deeply in love with green this spring! Just love it!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Beautiful photos. I had weather trouble on my last outdoor post too! Love the butterfly from Lowe's! Gotta get one!

Thanks for sharing,
Sherri:)

Angie said...

You are sooooo getting me in the mood to go buy some pretty flowers and plant, plant, plant! You made some wonderful choices and they look gorgeous!

Nancy said...

Hi Kristen, Your patio looks beautiful!!! Love all the green and the bright cheerful colors! Nancy

Miss Janice said...

Love your porch...so full of color with all your lovely flowers!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

From what you've shown so far, it is looking wonderful!
~Michelle

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Rain? I see nothing but beauty. OK, now I want a baker's rack and one of those metal scroll pot holders. Kristen, I could not be more serious! Your patio with flowers is just breath taking. I love the color of those purple (?) petunias. They are stunning. Are they purple? They almost look blue.

Tootsie said...

those colors are just fantastic!!! your photo turned out perfect! I am so excited to see such beauty...I can't wait till I can leave all my flowers outside and start to plant them...they are killing me to take in and out of the greenhouse every day!
Happy Mom's Day!

Cathy said...

I just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Mother's Day!!!

XOXO
Cathy

Lisa said...

Wow! What a beautiful place... I love your blog. You have incredible talent.

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squawmama said...

Hi Kristen, Thanks for stopping by to see me... I love your porch and all your wonderful goodies that decorate it... It is all so lovely. I know you've had a ton of rain... Every time I talk with Jennifer she says it's raining... We sure could use some down here in Central Florida... DRY! We'll be getting up there around you around August 14th... Hope we can do a couple of lunches... Love Ya,

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Kristen! :)
I was going to leave you a comment and see how you were doing. I'm happy you came by. I'm glad all is well and you've just been busy.

Thanks for your kind words on my new drapes. It's amazing how different they make the space seem in person.
It's really hard to capture things on camera sometimes isn't it.

I'll check out your patio for sure.
Have a good one.
~Melissa :)

A Hint of Home said...

Have a great weekend! Just wanted you to know we miss your posts. Can't wait to see the backyard.

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