Monday, July 12, 2010

A Poor Folks Country Home

This is a good portion of my front porch. The large green plant by the support is actually a pineapple sage plant that has basically turned into a bush. The purple flower closest to it, up top, is a peacock phlox. Beside that is what people down here call a "blue Jew", and beside that is black eyed-susans. Below is an aloe plant, rosemary, and a box holding begonias and a flower I can never remember the name of.

This is the flower I can't remember the name of. Isn't it pretty?

And, as every poor person knows, anything can be made into anything else. Necessity is the mother of invention.

They may look a little ragged, but they've been on there for weeks now. It's allowed.
These black-eyed susans are on the other side of the porch that you can't see.

These flower boxes were made by me out of shipping pallets that a hardware store didn't have any other use for. Once again- the genius of being poor.

This isn't a very good picture, but this is Augustus, my Venus fly trap. I heart him.

And this, honest to God, is what my front yard actually is composed of- dandelions and purple clover. I have more bees, butterflies, and dragonflies than I know what to do with. But, it's nice that my yard needs no beautification. Mother took care of all that. :)


  1. beautiful! I really enjoyed these photos, ana. could those be petunias?