Summer Front Porch


how to keep your lawn healthy
Hi friends. How was your weekend? It rained here non stop so we didn’t do much. The kids finished their exams last week, which means that summer has officially started.
Tomorrow is our oldest son’s prom and I can’t hardly believe it. It feels like it was just yesterday when I was going to my own prom. Actually, I never went to my prom because I had gone to hubby’s prom the previous year (he’s a year older)
and I didn’t really want to go to mine.  Speaking of prom, it wasn’t until a couple of months ago that I learned about this thing called ‘promposals’. I felt so old because apparently this has been going on for a long time now.
Goodness, I’m so glad they didn’t have those when I was in highschool, I would have hated it and I feel so bad for the boys that have to get all creative just to take a girl to the prom. I mean, I guess it’s a nice gesture. I personally just hate that kind of attention. ha
Anyway, I just wanted to quickly stop by and share the front porch with you because I remembered I hand’t shared it yet. I was waiting for some new wreaths to arrive but they sent me the wrong size, so they’re too small for the doors. :(  frontporchsummercraftberrybush-2
Our handsome boy. I can’t believe he’s five already. He still acts like a pup so that makes me happy.  frontporchsummercraftberrybush-4

This year I decided to go with palm trees and white flowers. These photos were taken about a month ago so the plants have grown a little more. The only sad part is that we had a storm two weeks ago and the palms are now leaning to the right.
I’ll have to get a stake to straighten it. Funny I just remembered that the lady at the garden centre told me about green velcro they sell at the Dollar store specifically for this purpose. I’ve never seen it but what a brilliant idea right? frontporchsummercraftberrybush-5
For some reason, I’m never able to keep palm trees alive for too long inside the house, but they do really well in this spot.  frontporchsummercraftberrybush-6
Aren’t these pansies just so beautiful? I’ve never had pansies grow this much before.  frontporchsummercraftberrybush-8 I love summer and I’m so happy it’s finally here.






  1. says

    The picture of your home is gorgeous, Lucy! Your, yard, landscape and your porch is stunning! Pansies are one of my favorite flowers. They look so full. The rain certainly gave them a nice drink. I use bloom booster on all my flowers. They seem to thrive throughout the summer. Oh, and ofcourse I have to mention Brody! He is so fotogenic! He’s a good boy! Enjoy your summer!

  2. Maggie says

    Hi, Lucy. Once again, I have to comment on how I love your house – the outside this time. Love the style (reminds me of a French chateau). Would you mind sharing what material that is? Looks sort of like limestone. Regardless, it looks clean and old-world at the same time. I was inspired by the flower pots too; in fact, I think I’m going to try out the areca palm in a big pot. Very tropical and yet practical as it can be moved. As sophisticated and lovely as the porch is though, the pooch won my heart. What a sweet boy! Keep ‘em coming!

  3. says

    Your home is stunning.

    I can’t believe how late your exams and prom is there. Around here they were well over a month ago.

    Promposals – who knew???? Thank goodness my kids missed that… but my nieces told me all about theirs. It’s clever – but, yes, agreed – those poor boys! As if just asking a girl isn’t enough stress and fright!

    Hope you and your family enjoy your summer.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>