Thursday, April 12, 2012

It's Time To Go Outside

By Ellery Adams

The weather's warming up (at least it was until this week) and while a layer of pollen is coating Richmond, Virginia, I am starting to think ahead to al fresco dinners and a garden bursting with blooms and scents.

It's time to go outside, like the Lowe's commercial says. I am a month over deadline and am far behind my preparations for a pretty and colorful yard.


Luckily, I found these adorable plates at Kroger this weekend and the flower placement? A Dollar Store buy - yippee! These bright hues and dishwasher see plastic plates and bowls are getting me in the mood for....you guessed it...grilling!

To me, outdoors means cheeseburgers and hot dogs, corn on the cob, watermelon, tea, and Popsicles. But as you can see, our eating area is covered in pollen and the plant containers are bare.


I'll return in a few weeks with before and after pictures of this patio. I plan to have a busy weekend at our local plant store!


What are you looking forward to about being outside?

(And to those who entered Ellery's Mystery Cozy Contest, the author was Judi McCoy  and the winner of this month's contest is Joan Mormann. Congrats, Joan!)