when i met my first dahlia, it was a massive, decorative bloom with milky pink petals like flames pointing out from the center. it was the size of my head, no exaggeration. after learning these are called dinnerplate dahlias, i began to dream of seeing more of these whimsical beauties, + eventually of growing my […]
Category: porches + pretties
PORCHES + PRETTIES | FLOWER MAGIC
as the girls + i sat there on the joggling board in our jammies for a small time admiring the punchy wildflowers, i was reminded of the many times beautiful blooms have found their way onto our porch …
PORCHES + PRETTIES | DAHLIAS
…between their curling, repetitious petals + their vivid colors, it’s easy to see the way they reflect the cheery nature the sun is known for.
PORCHES + PANACHE | MAILBOX PRETTIES
finding ways to make the mundane moments a little more inspired, seems to make all of life better. take it from these mailbox pretties. Back in the days of nap times + sleepless nights, i learned to find joy in the small moments of each day– like waiting on the mail to arrive. while staying […]
PORCHES + PRETTIES | GRAVEL PATIO
over the past year, many people started to take a closer look at their homes, their families + their lives. one day a few months into the pandemic, ryan was working from home + outside walking around while talking. as i watched, i started to imagine a place for him to sit. when we bought […]
PORCHES + PATHS
The light filters beautifully through the Georgia pines this time of year. I find a kind of magic in the Autumn sun’s dreamy ability to add the most cozy appeal to just about anything it shines on.
PORCHES + PRETTIES | DREAM GARDEN
“All the names I know from nurse:
Gardener’s garters, Shepherd’s purse,
Bachelor’s buttons, Lady’s smock,
And the Lady Hollyhock.”
As with many things of a bygone era, there is a kind of unspoken magic about something that at one time was so admired + commonplace, but now taken for granted or overlooked.
PORCHES + PRETTIES | HAPPY PLANTING SEASON
It’s [almost] planting season in North Georgia. We’ve been working on building up our perennial border garden in the front yard + after what felt like months of struggling to find inspiration + a general plan, I have hit a geyser of creativity just in the past week!
PORCHES + PRETTIES | BUILDING A COTTAGE GARDEN
Despite not knowing much about gardening nor what had transpired in this particular landscape before us, we decided to start small