Thursday, May 30, 2013

A focal point for the fence...

 Last fall we replaced our ancient 25 year-old, damaged rustic stockade fence with new panels. The old window box that was mounted on the old fence also needed to be replaced...

So a few weeks ago we got busy... The above is an "after" photo showing the old window, new window box, and my hanging cherub birdbath once again attached to the fence.

The fence panel next to the back yard gate is where the 'grouping' hangs, and it looked so naked before everything was hung!

I painted the flower boxes (three of them - one for the front fence, one for the tree house in the background, and one for the deck).

Then the window....

... and flower box were attached to the fence panel.

And then it was time to plant. I can't believe I forgot the vinca vine!

Now that's better!

These photos were taken a couple of weeks ago, right after we hung everything...

...and at that time, the bleeding heart was in full bloom.

As with all perennials, its bloom time has passed, but it was sure pretty while it was flowering!


Have a great weekend, everyone!

Donna

15 comments:

Barb said...

Donna, Your yard and new fence look great! The window and the flower boxes made a huge difference!

Susan said...

Ohhhhh, very pretty Donna.

I planted our window boxes this week, too. Used red and white impatiens and I did remember the vinca vine. (Sorry. hee hee) Susan

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your fence looks so pretty! My husband just got done rebuilding our fence. I love the idea of putting a window box and window on it! Your backyard looks just lovely :)

Rebecca said...

Now THAT'S better :)
My husband used a similar colors on boards he used to fashion a seat for an old iron settee. It was left-over paint from a potting bench he created...I still have some left for another project or two. Hmmmmm. I just MAY have a window box sitting around SOMEwhere.

Home and Lifestyle Design said...

Everything looks lovely but I think I like the two chairs the best, as it looks like a great place to sit and enjoy the day. I just found your blog and I am your newest follower. I would love for you to stop by my blog sometime at http://homeandlifestyledesign.blogspot.com I just did a post on a house tour of a home I built a few years back. Thanks, Patty

NanaDiana said...

Oh, Donna- I love it. I just got my computer back and am happy to be able to visit again. That looks spectacular! xo Diana

Sharon said...

What a fun idea to use the old window and the window box together!

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi, I saw your post over Cindy's. What a cute idea with the window pane and flower box! The whole setting is so charming!

GinaBVictorian said...

Oops, I forgot! I saw you on my OWN reading list, I already follow you!
lol Gina

Donna said...

It looks so charming and cozy! I adore your outdoor space!!!

Claudia said...

Your fence looks absolutely charming, Donna! That's one thing I miss around here - a fence. You can do so much with one and I often wish I had one!

Thanks so much for joining in this week!

xo
Claudia

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The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love what you did with your fence. The window and flower box both give it such a whimsical look. And I love the adirondack chairs, too.

XO,

Sheila

Melanie said...

Love how you're hanging things on the fence - looks great!

Debra @ Homespun said...

It all looks so lovely at your place.

Tell Sammy Squirrel I said hello! :)