I was at a garden show over the weekend...where we had the chance to visit some fabulous gardens in our community. I was thinking of taking you along on the garden tour today...but as I sorted through pictures I decided on a 'porch tour' instead...and leave the gardens for tomorrow.
Two of the gardens on the tour...were in a new development in our area...though you would think you are stepping back in time when you enter this neighbourhood. All the homes have a vintage look about them... with rich heritage tones, welcoming front porches, and massive trees that guard the lush landscaping.
Some have front porches...
...side porches...and back porches. I think they must have known they would need a covered area to get in out of the west coast rain in June!
The porches on the tour...looked most inviting...
...and rather like those one would see in a magazine. I thought I should go home and do a little porch decorating...since my looks rather barren in comparison!
Some porches were small and stately...
...some were expansive and open
...but all said 'welcome'!
And for all those who have no porch...and no chance of having one anytime soon...here's another idea straight from this weekend's garden show.
A garden sunroom...created totally with latticework and bamboo shades. My niece (who is visiting from Australia) and my daughter made themselves right at home!
We really enjoyed the garden tour...and concluded that one needs to have a place to sit and enjoy one's garden...and a porch is a good place to do just that!
I'll show you the gardens tomorrow...unless something better comes up!
Have a great day...