|COUNTRY HOUSE NESTLED IN THE TREES|
I thought you'd enjoy one more garden before the cold temperatures of fall and winter creeps into our world.
Porch gardens are exactly as the words suggest -- plants grown on a porch. Any type of real plants can be part of one. They are usually found on covered open porches either to the front, side or back of the house. Any size will do. Many times furnishings are included such as tables, chairs or porch swings. Other types of paraphernalia are also appropriate. Usually they are densely packed with both the plants and furnishings.
Creators of such gardens usually give their own artistic bend to the overall look. Informality reins.
|LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE PORCH GARDEN|
I found this great porch garden, a few days ago, on highway 52 in Garrard County, Kentucky on a beautiful fall day.
I had driven by it several times admiring the folk artistry surrounding the owner's charming home that nestled under a canopy of mature trees.
|RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE PORCH GARDEN|
The day I stopped to take photos the gardener/owner was not home, only the adult son. He gave me permission to take my photos.
I thought her blending of plants with some small chairs, a small table with birdhouses along with the birdhouse porch swing fit the theme. Her theme appeared to be birdhouses, daisies, and frogs. The porch was full of visual treats. The plants were healthy as they waved in the breeze.
It was evident that the gardener was a good steward of her porch garden.
|FROGS HAVING A ROLLICKING GOOD LAUGH|
Oh, one more thing, I felt the owner had a good sense of humor. Why? Becuse she had a bunch of frogs near her front porch steps that were looking at me with a smile when I left -- one was even falling over with laughter.