Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Let's Enjoy the Screened Porch

We noticed the other day, that the ferns on the front porch had gotten so heavy, they were damaging the vinyl soffit so we took them down and placed them on the front porch table, and two on the screened porch.

We have had great luck with the plants this year.  
The floral "picture" is a painting on a cabinet door that my daughter bought locally.

 The addition of two of the ferns really filled in the space.

We had a philodendron that had gotten so big, we could no longer carry it to and from the basement to winterize it, so I took part of it and repotted it, and let the older part of the plant go.  It had not fared well over the winter, and had gotten root bound.  I made two pots, but only one of them survived.

Here is the philodendron I repotted.  It's doing well.

 I've been using this ladder for a plant stand for several years. It adds a touch of whimsy.
The huge aloe was purchased at Lowe's and was a tiny little thing.  It has grown into a giant plant.  I repotted the small pots of aloe today.  It was all in one pot, and looked awful, so I pinched off the "ugly", and put it into two pots, and it is so much better.

A co-worker gave me cuttings from her spider plants before I retired, and they just keep multiplying. To pot one, you just cut off one of the "spiders", and stick it in soil, and that's it.  I think I have enough of these plants.

These succulents were really small at the beginning of Spring, but I've used fertilizer for succulents several times, and they have really grown, and look so healthy.

You can see how dry the neighbors pasture is.  We are in a bad drought right now and our yards and pastures are suffering.

Here's where we sit with our coffee most mornings.
These bright green cushions came from At Home, and are very comfy.  I found the green waste basket at GW for $.99.

The swing is the perfect place for a short nap, or to sit and read.

I ordered this tropical swing cushion last year, from a place that makes them to order, so it is the perfect fit, and is extremely well made.

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