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Weekend Outdoor Decorating Plans

Happy Friday! We’re kicking off a long weekend here, so I’m really looking forward to catching up on some yard work if the weather cooperates. Maybe I’ll also find some time to recharge after a busy couple of weeks. What about you?

It’s been raining on and off for the last 2 days, making our grass and trees really green up! Our spring was late arriving, but it looks as though it was worth the wait. I was worried about my perennials by the front porch surviving the winter, but I’m happy to report all is good!

Front Porch Perennials - Ornamental Grasses and Atomic Lilac

The ornamental grasses and atomic lilac are supposed to get at least a few feet high, filling the front porch area in and softening the hard edges a bit. Now I just need to finish up the decorative details I didn’t get to last year before the cold weather hit. At least the front door has a new colour.

The plan is to add a chair or bench, a rug and some potted plants. That’s on the top of my to-do list for this weekend. It’s always a good idea to have a welcoming front porch.

A big thanks to all of you who joined our Plants & Flowers week as part of the Outdoor Extravaganza. I’m definitely inspired to plant a raised bed garden next year! Did you see my strawberry pot used as an herb garden? Such an easy project!

I love this kitchen garden that combines both form and function spotted on Crocus. Hopefully someday I’ll have the room to create something similar. Don’t you adore that terracotta rhubarb forcer?!

Raised Bed Garden with Terracotta Rhubarb Forcer - Crocus Kitchen Garden Blog

Kitchen Garden in Raised Bed via Crocus

The Outdoor Decorating portion of the series is on Wednesday, so get busy sprucing up your front porch, deck, backyard or any outdoor space this weekend! I’ll be thinking of you. I’d love for you to share what you’re up to in the comments!

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See you soon,

Shauna at Satori Design for Living Blog - Home Decor, DIY, Vintage Finds, Recipes


  1. I love this series so much! We’ve been working hard on our front flower beds (I actually made them smaller because the space was more than i could handle). Thanks so much for the great inspiration!

    XO, Aimee

  2. I spent this week planting my herb and lettuce bed.  I planted lavender for the first time and I’m so happy about it!  I don’t think my lettuce will look as nice as the one pictured above…..I’m starting to wonder if it ever will.

    We will be busy working on lots of outdoor projects this weekend too!  Hoping they go well……

  3. I hope our rain goes away so I can get the patio ready!!!!  I was going to see if I could get a new patio set but who knows where we will end up living. i think I might re-cover the patio cushions.

  4. Looks like we both had the same idea. I finished planting my garden this weekend (glad I waited with all the cold weather), planted some flowers and grass seed. Can’t wait to see your after pictures. My kitchen refresh is still on my list of things to do.

    Besos Sarah,
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  5. Wow this looks great. You’ve given me a few great ideas. I recently bought a few outdoor lanterns and they really make our back porch look fantastic. Thanks for the post. 

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