Monday, November 10, 2014

A WELCOMING GARDEN......................................

Here is the little garden that graces the front door to our new, sweet little spot.  I have always believed that your front door area  gives such an important message as to who lives inside. It is a welcome to all who visit your home. 

Most of these plantings were in place when we purchased this house.  However, the previous owner was a very tidy gardner and liked everything shaped into little tiny balls.  

Not so.....with us.  We like a much more lush feel to our gardens.  The tree in the corner is a Ficus and the previous owner was kind enough to leave it for us to enjoy.  The tree is in such a large pot that it allows the Vinca to thrive below.  I might add that much of these planting are volunteers ( which all of you KNOW THAT I LOVE.....less work).

I have always believed that a fountain will help plants could be inside our outside the door.....either place will give such a serene feel.

Whether your front door area welcomes inside or outside your home.....matters not.  The energy that emits to a visitor is something that will stay with them long after they have visited and returned to the world outside.  

All of us could use just a little more calm in our world.......don't you think?


  1. What a lovely entrance way. So beautiful. Makes me want to do something with my little indoor entrance. It was so good to hear from you. I miss visiting you. Hoping you are feeling and doing well.

  2. That Is a sweet welcome, nice for you Jo....are you recovering from the great move?

  3. Hi Jo, yes, I agree, we can all use a little more calm, and welcome, which is exactly what one would feel walking this lovely little path to your door. I love the flagstone, and the hello sign..makes me smile. Wishing you the best always, Christel

  4. That's such a welcoming and soothing entrance, Jo! I just love it!

  5. A very beautiful entrance way, Jo! Love the tiny Buddha's head sticking up out of that pot, LOL!

  6. What a lovely, peaceful space, very welcoming.

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

  7. Dear Jo,
    What a beautiful garden, and so peaceful.. Yes, I do believe we all could use some calm in our world.
    Blessings to you


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