Monday, 29 May 2017

Starry Nights


If has been quite some time since I posted any photos of my front porch.

Here is a shot of the hessian bag of annuals that sits beside my front door. I thought you might enjoy the new petunia I  bought at my local garden shop. It is called Starry Night and I just love it. It is a beautiful purple with various sized white polka dots. Of course they are now sold out, so I can not buy more, but sure wish I could!


The wee nest is an actual birds nest I found in a shrub last winter. I was pruning and there it was...so pretty with intricately woven grasses and bits of dried greenery.

Right away I knew I wanted to use it in my planter and I had just the right accessory for it.  The wee egg says GROW...perfect for Spring and Summer inspiration!



The funny wooden thing in the background is my hand shovel...often needed for working in the front garden.

21 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

What a beautiful pot by your door! I love the little nest and the selection of flowers you have. I also bought just one of the starry night petunias! And yes, when I went back they were all sold out. It is a fun fun flower!

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
that is so very pretty and those flowers are gorgeous.
No wonder they sold out.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Di said...

Lovely Maureen - so pretty and artistic as well!

Hugs

Di xx

Carol L said...

This is just beautiful and I love the saved nest!

Kathleen said...

Great photo's, the flowers are gorgeous.

Kath x

Greta said...

How beautiful, Maureen! That is a gorgeous petunia & looks wonderful in your planter! I'd love it on my porch--including the bunny rabbits--mine are spread throughout the flower beds!

Jane said...

How pretty....I love the little nest xx

Tina Z. said...

oo, I love Starry Night petunias, they are incredibly beautiful!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful planting, Mo.
Hugs,
Em xoxox

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful blooms Maureen and such a beautiful arrangement, I'm not at all green fingered, but I love to look at flowers and appreciate a fabulous garden, Kate x

Cara said...

Beautiful planter. I hadn't heard of that petunia before but it is very pretty. Love how you incorporated the egg!

cotnob said...

A beautiful display Maureen, I bet it looks fabulous sitting on your front porch.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Chris said...

Your planter looks gorgeous Mo! Those petunias are certainly stunning, never seen that species before but I'm going to look out for them. Love the bird's nest too, what a lovely idea!
Chris
x

AlisonC said...

Very pretty, the petals of petunias are always so velvety. That nest is a sweet addition, especially with the egg. x

Barb said...

What a lovely decoration to welcome visitors to your door. The petunias are beautiful and the nest is a true work of art. Barbxx

Darnell said...

You could work at a nursery, Mo! Excellent photos of your sweet front door scene! I have found nests, too, and am always amazed by the engineering! Hugs, Darnell

Craftychris said...

Ooh this is beautiful! xxx

Linby said...

Front porch is looking good Mo.

Brenda said...

Your front porch is just beautiful with that starry night flower and nest planter Maureen!!! I love that flower, haven't bought a single flower myself yet. Need to get on that I guess. lol I love that you recycled this little nest into my planter like that, it looks amazing and I really thought it was a real egg in it!! Hugs Brenda

Mary Jo said...

your flowers are lovely!!

Tracy said...

I love your front porch display!!!
I really need to work on my yard...mowed the lawn and decapitated a lawn ornament lol.