I guess we shouldn’t complain about the weather, but, being English it seems to be a favourite pastime. It has been a bizarre winter here in Georgia. No snow – thankfully, no dangerous icy roads to contend with. Although we have had cold temperatures several days below freezing, lots of rain, dark mornings and evenings.
Today however, it is been a more spring like day, blue skies, wispy white clouds and warm.
I am itching to get out in the garden and plant some colour in tubs, in the ground and on our deck. But it is still February!
So time to plan, I took a stroll around Pikes Nursery (Garden Centre), to see what plants were already in bloom. Of course what you would expect, pansies, daffodils, hyacinths, beautiful Camellia shrubs in hues of creamy white, delicate pinks and bold reds. Next Walmart, Lowes and Home Depot for ideas.
We wanted to build on what we had achieved last year.
New seating , tables and colourful flower tubs were added last year after the new deck was built.
Time to replace the old dining set with something more modern. This Eucalyptus set really caught my eye. Stylish and reasonably priced from Home Depot! Some assembly required.
Dining Chairs assembled , with colourful seat cushions from Walmart and Home Sweet Home back cushions – great value for money.
We added string lights to the deck and an outdoor ceiling fan.
All we need now is some warm weather for Alfresco Dining.