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Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Covered Patio In Full Bloom

Today was a beautiful day and my flowers are looking pretty so I thought I would take some pictures. Alot of you probably remember my patio from last year. We bought the green patio set at Wal-mart and I had some colorful pillows made. I saw this same set today at Wal-mart so it must have sold well last year. As you can see I have been planting away! I also added some beautiful million bell hanging baskets to the porch. Oh how I love them! They are so pretty and dainty, yet they make a big impact when they are in full bloom.

Here is a closeup of the million bells.  I hope I can keep them looking this good. Alot of you commented on the ones on my front porch in my last post. I hope you are able to find them! They do take quite a bit of sun...the more sun they get the more they bloom. It's funny because the back of these don't bloom as well as the front. You can definitely tell where the sun hits!

I am really enjoying sitting out here in the mornings and afternoons. I better enjoy it before it gets too hot!

I had the lanterns out here this fall and brought them back for spring and summer.


I had the iron bike on top of my cabinet top but decided to bring it out here and fill it with petunias.
This iron shelf has been empty for several months and I was ready for it to come alive! I brought in some color by adding flowers and outdoor accessories.
There's my little Sassy...looks like she could use some sunglasses. =) She always squints when the sun is too bright. Bless her little heart....

If you need me I'll be lounging on the patio!

Have a wonderful Monday!
I'm joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for WUW.

21 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how beautiful. I love the colors, so bright and cheery. Such a wonderful spot to sit, visit and enjoy. Hugs, Marty

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Absolutely beautiful Kristen!!

Barb @ The Everyday Home (formerly Grits and Glamour) said...

Ohhh this is so pretty. Its colorful and fun and inviting all at the same time. I have to finish planting and adding some life to my back deck. I finally got all of the cushions but also need to get some pillows made.
That looks like a wonderful place to sit and relax.

D said...

You did a wonderful job sprucing up you patio. I need some of those flowers. My house faces the hot western sun in the afternoon, and I really need some heat resistant blooms.
D

Nancy said...

Gorgeous! We intend to get busy on our covered porch NEXT Spring. This year is totally renovating the house :)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

That looks like a dreamy place to spend summer evenings.. Love those pretty stripe pillows.

Paula said...

What a beautiful spot you have to enjoy. The flower colors you chose looks so good with your green cushions.

Gail said...

Oh Kristen, everything looks so beautiful! I'm working on my outside spaces now that I'm back from Florida. Enjoy your patio, Gail

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks wonderful, Kristen! I love how all the colors flow so well from the flowers to your cushions. I am going this week to get some flowers. I'm tired of waiting and I think we are safe now!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristen, how pretty! I love all of the wonderful colors!! What a lovely place to relax! Can't wait to add in all of my colors this week! You have inspired me to get moving!

Melissa Miller said...

Kristen this all looks absolutely stunning. You are amazing with yardwork! I wish I could keep flowers alive. I'm so bad with them.

I hope all is going well sweet friend. I need to order some new frames and such in my new lighter colors from you soon. I'll be in touch!

Kim said...

I look forward to this post every year Kristen!
Pinned it!
xoxo,
Kim

Michelle said...

Oh dear...where do I begin! I love all the color. It looks like a beautiful outdoor oasis! Thank you for sharing....I'm envious of all the potted plants!
Signed,
Brown Thumb Lady

LOL! ;)

Jannet said...

Hi Kristen. Your patio is stunning, I LOVE the colors, so bright and inviting. I haven't even started to do anything outside, since we had so much rain and windy weather here in Denmark lately ;)
Jannet

LISA C. PARSONS said...

So Pretty! I want to sit out on your patio! Doggie is a cutie!!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Kristen! Oh, your patio is to die for! I've never heard of minion bells but how beautiful they are and look so good with your pillows like you planned it!
You're amazing!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

L said...

Oh so pretty, Kristen. Love all the cheerful colors.

Patti said...

Looks lovely...love how all your flowers coordinate with the furniture! And Sassy is adorable!

Carol @arewethereyet said...

Oh so pretty Kristen! I will have to try my local Walmart and see if they have any million bells here in South Florida (I sure hope so, as I think they are sooooo pretty!)
I also love your patio - looks like I'm going to have to see what I can do to ours this coming weekend - you have inspired me!
Hugs -
Carol

debbies said...

Wowza!!! Can I come over & sit a spell? Such beautiful vibrant colors & LOVE those hanging baskets Kristen!

Anonymous said...

Lovely!! Here's a tip -rotate the hanging baskets for an even distribution of flowers. :)

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