Wednesday, July 4, 2018

#MyCozySummerHome * planty

day 4

I love all things lush and green, but the sandy soil in this neck of the woods is not favorable to abundant, healthy growth.  So this year, I grabbed four cedar planters at my favorite discount store as homes for my all-time favorite summer plant, beautiful red geraniums.  You'll find one residing on the step at the front door, one outside the kitchen door, one on the corner of the porch steps, and one at the entrance to the garage / upstairs Nest where my counseling clients and I sit together each week.

Here's a bit more about the doors ... and my brilliant, no-brainer method to choosing your most perfect, welcoming paint shade.  You'll be so surprised you won't believe it!

These gorgeous summertime flowers are thriving in decent potting soil despite pelting rain and desert-like temperatures.  Their vibrant frilly petals make those Caribbean Blue Water entryways sing right out loud.  I often smile when I glimpse the flowers-and-door duo looking all strong and welcoming as I pass their way.

How does your garden grow?


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  1. Love the red and blue! Beautiful! The photograph makes me smile too! Happy 4th of July!

    1. Happy 4th to you, too, Barbara. I just was at your place one minute ago. I appreciate the encouraging words you've offered us this week. Bless you, wise friend ...

  2. Those beautiful red flowers and blue door are so inviting! You inspire me. Blessings to you! Have a wonderful 4th of July!

    1. I hope your 4th was wonderful, Gayl! Thanks for taking time on the holiday to stop by and say 'hi!'


  3. Red geraniums are my favorite flower that says summer too. I haven't grown them in years. Maybe in our next place. Lovely.

  4. Gorgeous geraniums, Linda, and the colors are so perfectly patriotic for July 4th! Love my potted blooms on our deck - unfortunately, since it's shady, geraniums won't thrive.
    Enjoy your day!

    1. You're absolutely right, Martha. What's a deck {or a stoop or a porch or an entranceway!} without some kind of plant blossoming well?



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