Porch sitting is an American past time, especially this time of the year. But enjoying the outdoors gathered with friends is not unique to the US of A. Think about Paris cafes, Aussies and their barbies, campfires outside of yurts in Asia and thatched homes in Africa, and picnics just about anywhere.
By the front porch are some pots that have some perennials and some annuals for color. Truthfully, I leave whatever survived the winter and then fill in with annuals.
The large pot on the left has some Artemisia that has been there several years. To that, Coleus and Impatiens (Vincas) were added.
The right back pot has some Yellow Columbine that ended up there by wind or was carried by birds. In the pot in front of it is Autumn Sedum, that thankfully, made it through all that cold this past winter.
In the background is another Asparagus Fern.
The deer horns in the wagon weren’t really planned. It just seems that when anyone finds horns in the pastures, they get deposited here or on a table on the back porch.
The Boston Ferns have been divided many times. In fact, there are three other pots around the house in other places. Some have been given away, but most people aren’t interested in storing a big pot in the winter.
Hope you have some time this summer for some serious porch sitting with friends and family to laugh and enjoy each other or for some alone time to spend in quiet contentment.
“Doing nothing is very hard to do. You never know when you’re finished.” Unknown