Remember when I was making plans for our back porch and a living wall? Even though it’s not totally done yet, I actually made some progress last month and I thought I’d share.
I painted over the dirt-blue wall and rusty-red floor with porch paint. Just doing this made it so much nicer to look out the back door.
Woolly Pockets had a 50% off sale on the camel color, so I bought two of the Wally Threes and screwed them right into the back wall. I hit up Portland Nursery and learned that “thrillers, fillers and spillers” are actual categories of plants (!), so I bought a bunch of all three and planted them the way that Woolly Pockets told me to.
*UPDATE: I realize that the reason they put the camel color on sale is that the dirt shows when you do a lot of watering. I think (hope) this will be less of an issue as my spillers take off.
*UPDATE 2: All colors of outdoor Woolly Pockets are on sale now for 30% off. Run don’t walk! Just kidding, walk if you want.
And now, we look out at this (sorry about the grainy pic):
Instead of this:
Better already, right?
Still on my list:
- Make outdoor curtains
- Get an outdoor bar / storage table
- Get some storage bins for toys and bike helmets
- Put up some hooks
- Get indoor/outdoor rug