(For updated images of this project, check out Part II.)
I usually wait until I can take some shots with my Canon before sharing pictures, but I’ve had most of my patio done for a while now and just recently got my globe lights up. Anyway, I thought I’d share some of my Instagram shots of what it looks like, as well as links to sources!
It won’t be easy to get broader shots of this small area, but when I get the chance I’ll do my best. :) Here is one that I did manage to capture well enough to share:
Originally I wanted to grow a vine on the back CMU (concrete masonry unit) wall as well as keep a small potted Japanese Maple on the patio someplace, but living in a townhome has its limitations and those trees get bigger than I thought! I did have the vine at one point, but it died on me. Not sure if I want to try again!
I wasn’t exactly going for a southwest look initially, but sometimes you just stumble into a place that has a lot of good things you’ve been looking for and just roll with it. That one place, for me, just so happened to be Home Depot. I got all of my plants from there as well as most of my accessories.
Talk about a one-stop shop!
The sun-and-moon wall art I ended up purchasing from a local street vendor. You can find those things just about anywhere, though, here in the Southwest. Most of my hanging plants died over the summer, save two small survivors. I will look for better drought-tolerant plants to add to the mix some other time.
I’d love to get some shots of the area at night, so we’ll see about doing that. :)
Where do you like to shop for patio items?
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