I dream of some splashy paint color for our porch, but I always wimp out and go with gray or sage. Our garden is mostly native but I’m looking forward to having some bright pink inpatients from the farmer’s market. They make a nice contrast to our rather drab front porch.
I enjoy our short spring season where I finally get to walk around the yard barefoot, sipping coffee and admiring the native wildflowers that have made a home of our yard since we gave up the 1950’s lawn and simply let nature take over. No gloves this year, I’m enjoying the feel of dirt and stems on my hands.
I don’t, however, want to have one of those overgrown lawns. Order is important. Now I need to create a border, perhaps using reclaimed wood or mosaics. I think a northern bayberry could be a partial border, would feed the birds and would also give us a sliver of privacy from our neighbors.