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Written by Sue, Monday evening, April 7, 2014            rainy evening temps. 50's    
Saturday was such a beautiful day, (80's) we took advantage of it, by visiting our favorite greenhouse nursery.

Our intentions were to buy wave petunias and make our own hanging baskets, like we do every year, that soon changed when dh, and my friend, the owner,  talked me into buying sun ferns, I am a flower girl and love color, dh loves flowers too, but reminded me of having to water them twice a day in summer. A point well taken. The owner's point was, when summer comes, the ferns will make the porch seem cool!
Homeward bound, Jack wasn't to happy about being pushed out of his seat. ~smile~ but always the southern gentleman dog he is.

On the way home I am thinking, "I want color, I wonder if I am  going to be happy with these ferns, for hanging baskets, why did I let them talk me into buying them, was I sleep walking? ~smile~If I had come by myself, I know what flowers would be in the back, hmmmm!

One consolation was, that I did buy eight petunias, and a tray of snapdragons,(another favorite), for my cutting garden. Having said all that,... the ferns are pretty , that is if you like all one color, the jury is still out, we shall see, Mr P. still pleading his case says I might like them so much that this will be the beginning of something new! We shall see, I think he knows me so well, that the wheels are already  turning to bring lots of color to the porch and garden, and they are turning. While out at Lowes today  I picked up some flower seeds and I saw that twinkle in his eyes, you know the one where they say "I know you are up to something."~grin~ I can hardly wait to share,...
 to be continued...
Enjoy your evening
 (of what's left of it, as it is now late.) ~smile~
Susie Q

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Barb April 7, 2014 at 11:06 PM  

Hi Sue!

Change is hard! I love the ferns...so clean and regal looking. Color is wonderful too, and I'm pretty sure you will incorporate it with those gorgeous petunias...can't wait to see them!


Barb April 7, 2014 at 11:06 PM  

Hi Sue!

Change is hard! I love the ferns...so clean and regal looking. Color is wonderful too, and I'm pretty sure you will incorporate it with those gorgeous petunias...can't wait to see them!


Deb April 7, 2014 at 11:09 PM  

I love the spring flowers and greenery! Our problem here in Arizona is that all of the beautiful spring flowers are dead and brown from heat by June. Hope you have a great week!

Farm Girl April 7, 2014 at 11:25 PM  

Well I would have to agree with you and the ferns. My hubby says the same thing all of the time. :)
I am glad you got flowers though.

ellen b. April 7, 2014 at 11:41 PM  

Well, it will be fun to see what develops...

Carol April 8, 2014 at 12:29 AM  

I love hanging ferns on our deck every year. We're just waiting for May 1st to buy ours. We also have flowers to attract hummningbirds.


Cheryl April 8, 2014 at 12:34 AM  

And now I'm hanging on the edge of my seat waiting to see what you're going to do! :D

Ferns are so pretty, but I think I am like you...I like color in the summertime. Whatever you do, I am sure it will be lovely there on your farm!

Doniene April 8, 2014 at 6:43 AM  

Always a challenge to "change"!! But I'm sure it will be beautiful!!

Blessings and hugs!

Mrs.Rabe April 8, 2014 at 8:12 AM  

I love color as well, but I have seen porches in the summer with the lush green ferns and it does look cool and inviting!

I think if you bring in your color with other plants in pots on your porch, you'll get the best of both worlds!

Looking forward to what you're up to, Sue!


Vee April 8, 2014 at 9:20 AM  

The ferns are going to be gorgeous and I know that you will come up with something clever to punch up the color on your beautiful porch!

Jack is so cute! I have a grand beagle named Jack. With a grandson named Jake, I am just wondering what they were thinking!

Have a beautiful spring day, Sue!

Maryann April 8, 2014 at 11:01 AM  

I have never tried ferns, I'll be anxious to see how yours do. I love petunia's too but have the same problem with watering. I haven't bought any flowers yet but hope to soon. Blessed to have a husband who supports my "habit"

Patsy April 8, 2014 at 4:43 PM  

They will need lots of water when it gets hot and dry and they shed bad so get color to hang somewhere.LOL

Christine April 8, 2014 at 5:19 PM  

Oh, I know you will love the ferns!
And you will come up with a way to add pops of color.
Can't wait for your nest post!

Happyone April 8, 2014 at 6:42 PM  

I think the green ferns on the porch will be pretty and agree about it making the porch look cool.
I'm going to do that too and then have the color on the ground.
My daffodils and tulips out front will are all above ground and should bloom pretty soon now.

Lea April 8, 2014 at 9:43 PM  

Oh, I'm betting you are going to love the ferns. We have four every year and they grow so big it's unbelievable! Enjoyable post!!

NanaNor's April 9, 2014 at 5:20 PM  

Hi Sue, I totally understand about needing color-especially after a long winter. Why did I think you had a German Shepherd? Is Jack a miniature Schnauzer? He is cute!
In our new home we have a sun room. I'm thinking of having a Fern in there or something else-don't know yet and will have to wait until we are settled in, the second week of May.
Sending big hugs your way.

Blackberry Lane April 10, 2014 at 5:55 PM  

Good Evening. Jack is just adorable. I had ferns one year and had very good success with them. I have been sharing your blog/photos with my husband. We will be relocating soon and want to take some of our treasured plants with us. Blessings to you and yours this Easter season.

Elena April 11, 2014 at 3:04 AM  

I am with you! I love color and try to put as much color into my small space. I love ferns too and I know they will look beautiful!

Walking on Sunshine April 15, 2014 at 6:29 AM  

I love the look of ferns! I had purchased two a few years ago to hang on our front porch but they didn't last long. We get tremendous wind here and they were constantly getting dried out and finally gave up. :( I'm sure they're going to look beautiful added to your already beautiful landscape!

Carol OurSearsKitHome April 15, 2014 at 8:53 PM  

I love flowers and blooms too, but the greens and textures of ferns are lovely, too!

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor April 29, 2014 at 5:01 PM  

I need a porch to hang things on...or I will just come visit yours.

Melissa Gill May 7, 2014 at 7:55 PM  

I love color too but those ferns are soooo big and a beautiful!

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