A few weeks ago I posted a list of things that I wanted to accomplish on the side entrance to our home before fall.
This list was pretty short: find or make a planter box for the new porch landing, install a new hose holder, and build a path from the sidewalk to our hose.
May I refresh your memory?
A new hose holder was a quick and easy first project. The next thing that I accomplished in this area was to build a path from the sidewalk to our hose using Greenstone from my stash. Greenstone used to be mined in my town and is no longer available, so I’m glad that I have my stash from our former patio to use for projects like this. Digging these stones out of the mud, washing them, and then moving them from the backyard to the front of the house is how I reinjured my back. I guess I’m willing to suffer to complete a project! I know that four stones doesn’t look like that much work, but these babies are heavy!
Mr. SP made a cedar planter for our landing. It holds two plastic planter boxes which will make it super easy to change plantings with the season. When he finished making the planter there were no annuals available in our area, so I transplanted Petunias from a pot to this planter. I’ll switch over to something more fallish in a few weeks. I keep telling Mr. SP that he should open an Etsy shop. Don’t you think that people would buy pretty handcrafted planters like this one?
The only thing left to do in this area is to finish the landscaping. I’m still deciding what I want to plant in the area between the Liriope and the Boxwood. Most likely I’ll put in some perennials for color. I’ll worry about that either later this fall or in 2011.
Let’s look at a full “after” shot of this area. Do you see the Liriope that didn’t make it? Luckily I bought two extra in case I needed them.
Getting my “to do” list done before fall makes me happy!