Count your lucky stars. Each and every day.
The spring weather's been absolutely beautiful the past week. I just realized that it has been nearly one year since I moved into my townhouse, and I must say that I am super pleased with how my patio's shaped up. It's finally starting to look like a real patio :). Here are a few recent pictures:
If you notice, I saved space by hanging plants on the fence and from the ceiling. I also used cheap plant stands that I procured from Craigslist, Marshall's Home Goods and garage sales.
My husband built me this little cold frame contraption to protect my more "vulnerable" plants from mice. My herbs, seedlings and greens have been safe in here.
Inside the cold frame.
I've had the aloe vera pictured above for around four years now. I bought him when he was less than six inches tall. One day, he'll take up the entire patio!
Hanging baskets: tumbler tomatoes, green beans, bell peppers and petunias. I'm planning on hanging more baskets with basil and green bean seedlings I planted a few weeks ago.
Tomatoes, newly-planted morning glories and squash.