It seems so unimaginative to talk about the weather. Here in Southern California when it feels like summer in February, I am talking about the weather as it relates to my outdoor decor.
As most of you know, I live in a tiny little cottage in the Hollywood Hills. Every year, I go through the ritual of letting the garden design and the deck go dreary for the winter months, those months when I am hardly ever outside enjoying the outdoor living room I have set up. And every year, around May or June, I go through a very rushed, frantic makeover when I realize my outdoor area is in shambles. It is usually a 5 day rush because some friend or another is coming to stay with me. I call in all the forces – gardener, handy guy, upholsterer etc. I typically spend goo gobs of money in 5 days on my outdoor space trying to make up for all of the neglect for most of the rest of year.
Wouldn’t it make sense for me to maintain a pretty outdoor space year round?
Wait…didn’t I say I was going to talk about the weather? Oy.
Anyhoooo….the perpetually sunny weather here in Los Angeles has prompted me to reconsider my “neglect-then-hurry-and-fix-up-for-guests” approach to my garden. The weather is so nice here, I cannot avoid my garden and deck. So this weekend, I went to the garden center and flower mart and started to get my garden going again. I swept off the patio furniture and put a nice navy blue buffalo plaid table cloth on the teak dining table, added some COCOCOZY table linens, some flowers here and there and voila…my late winter deck decor refresh. I also bought four Senetti plants for potting. These plants bloom with a cute white and purple flower that looks like a daisy. Love them. So cheerful.
Well here it is….
What do you think of my late winter/pre-spring outdoor deck decor spruce up?