While DH was tearing apart the dining room (see my "dining room progress" thread), I was out planting flowers/plants in pots
Take a look at the results:
This large urn sits on the landing of my front stairs.
These are my two lovely window boxes... DH hasn't attached them to the window yet (but he held it up for me so everyone could see how terrific they're going to look) - this is the dining room window and we're waiting until the new window is installed before we hang the baskets.
Finally... take a look at the pots we've put at the foot of each of the posts to our front deck:
I've got a lot of weeding to do still... but I can't wait until everything flowers (the plant in the pot above is a climbing rose and it already has buds)!!!
But wait... did anyone notice?!
I've started painting the house!!!!
There's still much to do, but I just didn't want to grow climbing plants on the deck posts when I plan on painting... here's what the deck posts looked like a week ago:
On the deck... I still have to paint the railing... I've started with the spindles in a BM Butter Cream (it's hard to see, but maybe you can see the different spindle colour in the window box pic above)... the railing itself will be black. The windows will be white and the exterior walls will be Hampshire Gray. I think it's going to look great!