Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Adding Color Without Breaking a Sweat

Yes. I went all out.
To Lowe's that is. 
After the last post I debated to show you my planters but many of you asked so here they are.
Ready made. Now I just have to keep them alive. (Next project is to add wreath to door.)

I added these little flowers around the bird bath. Skimpy but we are trying to sell the house so I'm keeping it simple. Hoping they take off to add a wee bit of color. My lilies will soon be the blooming star in the front flowerbeds. Fresh pops of yellow are on the horizon.

This is my back porch which I've shown before. Added a little color back here too. 

We had to cut back the crepe myrtle. The other tree needs cutting back too but I couldn't bear to have two naked trees. I sure hope the crepe comes back fast!
The people who were looking at our house are dragging their feet so we now have a sign in the yard and are advertising this week. We'll have an open house this weekend. Keeping fingers crossed!


Loretta said...

Oh, I know what it entails selling real estate! The exterior of your home...the curb appeal is excellent! I love how you've replanted your beds with colorful choices. It will be an added chore to keep everything spruced, but worth the effort! I'm wishing you a speedy sale! You know how folks come in and instead of looking at the home, their attention is drawn to what's in the home as if your things will stay, so less is more! Great job! I have my fingers crossed! Love, Loretta

Marydon said...

Breathtaking presentation of your home, Tammy. Best of luck with the sale ... things are so tough now & everyone wants ALL to convey for nickels & dimes.

Have a lovely day ~

~ GIVEAWAY ends 3/30 ~

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Great color, Tammy! Everything looks so inviting! Wishing you the best in selling your home quickly!!!

michelle said...

Love your pops of color! I can't wait to plant some flowers soon. I love your porch too, what a great spot. Good luck on the house selling!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Tammy Sweetie...
What a gorgeous share today. I love seeing your planters out front. Red does pop, that is why I have the almost identical plants out front as well. I love geraniums as they are so hearty and they tolerate the desert heat.

I love your sun porch. The colors are so playful and delightful. Perfect for out there. I will send up a few prayers for a fast decision on the folks thinking or a fast sell with a new buyer.

Many hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

It looks beautiful Tammy. I love that screened in porch! Lanscaping is great....good luck!!

Lou Cinda :)

Anita said...

The colors on your screened porch are so cheerful. It reminds me of red and green apples.

You have your house in really good shape. I'm sure that it will sell quickly.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for a quick sale Tammy! Your flowers look so pretty!

Pine Tree Home said...

Your screened porch looks like a great place to read. Love the red in there.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

YOur house looks so classic, I am sure it will sell quickly! Loved the touches you added Tammy!

Brandi said...

Hope your home sells fast for you! Your yard looks lovely and I love your sun room!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

I love potted plants. They are instant color to any garden. All the best with your house selling attempts.

Maria Elena said...

Love your plants! And the front of your home looks beautiful!

podso said...

Your back porch sparkles with color. Your house looks very curb-appealish, and perfect time of year to sell--hope it goes quickly for you!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Your home looks great...the plants are beautiful. I know all the extra work will help sell your home quickly!


YOur home is beautiful. I love the geraniums, they are my favorite. Good luck on your open house.

Jo said...

It looks lovely! I'm so envious that you are able to have planters this time of year. We have returned to winter this week ~ blah!

Keeping my fingers crossed that the sale will go through and this will soon all be in your past.


Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Gorgeous! I'd buy it. :0)

Seriously, with your home staging and talent, I'm SURE it will sell soon.

Have a great evening!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your pots and flowers look beautiful, Tammy...your house has great curb appeal! I love your sunroom, too, those bright pillows make me smile!


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh my goodness... you crack me up! It is my goal also to keep my plants alive! It gets hard in July and August when it is torture to water them in the humidity!
Your back porch is so bright and happy and so chic! I love all the pillows,and textiles!Can I come over and have an iced tea! You may never get rid of me!

Calypso In The Country said...

Your house looks beautiful! The flowers look great and I am obsessed with your back porch!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I like that idea, color with out a sweat! Good luck with your house up for sale.It looks beautiful. We might be doing that soon. I am not looking forward in keeping the house clean all the time!

Heather said...

Everything just looks so bright and cheery. I bet you will have many offers soon!

thistlewoodfarm said...

I love the idea of the color. The azaleas are in bloom here and they are so pretty. Hope all goes well this week!


SSM said...

Hello Tammy,

Lookin good!

Please tell me you used some Basic H to get those windows looking so good?

Enjoy your day!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

You've got your home really spiffed up! I love your porch with the touches of green. I think green is so fresh. Hope things aren't too stressful with the pending move and selling. I feel like this week is going on forever. I have next week off and can hardly wait. Talk to you soon!

Susanne said...

Your touches look great! I'm with you in the 'now to keep the plants alive' arena.
Hope you have time to come by and enter my blogiversary giveaway.
Good luck with a speedy sale on the house!

Cindy said...

Hello sweet B,
Your flowers are lovely, all of them. No need in feeling bad about them, they make your beautiful home look even more beautiful.
Your house is gorgeous! I love that porch.
Have a sweet day,
Hugs and prayer, Cindy

Emreen said...

Lovely exteriors... Love the blooms... esp the bird bath looks soo beautiful... !! And your porch looks soo inviting !!

Zane Wooder said...

Are you taking the birdbath with you when you sale the house? I'm sure the new people that own the home would enjoy it.

-Zane of ontario honey