As you know, Linderhof has a "new" porch . . .
New in the fact that the screens are finally down and it's a real front porch!
There are three things that every porch needs in the summer --
We've almost always had wicker -- sometimes white and sometimes brown . . .
And I sometimes think about painting it that Savannah green . . but with the porch screens,
it was dark and the green wouldn't look good!
We've never had hanging ferns -- they hung from the portico -- there was no place to hang them on the porch, really,
but the last couple of years I had a big pot with "Big Fern" in it on the small column by the front porch door
And I've tried geraniums and the pretty blooming geraniums I put not he porch turned to non-blooming green plants -- not enough sun!
But now . . . screens removed . . .
We have ferns and we have white wicker and we have red geraniums!
Methinks of it as an old fashioned porch . . .
the wicker, the geraniums, the ferns!
The wicker plant stand Jim gifted me with last year --
he knew I liked wicker and I didn't have one -- it's perfect for that big geranium
We removed the holiday greenery from the upstairs window box in February
and it looked barren
(for we don't plant pansies there in the spring)
Today, with a geranium on the porch, we got red geraniums for the window box
Bright and cheery red geraniums against the white trim of the sunroom windows
And we rehung our flag as well
For every house needs to fly a flag
We're ready for summer on the porch
ferns hanging, red geraniums blooming, wicker to sit in
and a flag a flying!
I see it as a great place for lemonade and cookies!