Sunday, May 13, 2012

Spring Is In The Air!

Spring has come once again.  The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, the trees are filling out with luscious green and the intermingling spring fragrances permeate the air. It can mean only one thing, time to deck my terrace out with flowers and decorations. 

I posted about my terrace before.  Last year, I purchased outdoor furniture including an outdoor rug and an umbrella.  For flowers, I chose a color theme last year of purple, yellow and white.  This time around, I decided to kick it up a notch and add more variety in the types of flowers and also  I added RED.  Last year, I was looking for some kind of buddha statue or something to put in one of the corners of my terrace.  I actually purchased a few things and then returned them all.  Nothing felt right.  Well, I happened upon this buddha statue the other day at my favorite store, Home Goods.  I took a few days to think about it and I decided that I like it.  Let me know if you do to. 

Yesterday, I went to Home Depot to take a look at their flowers and I overheard people talking about Stew Leonard's having better flowers.  So, I went there instead and man did it pay off!  They had so much to choose from and many varieties.  Okay, I made you wait long enough, here's the statue and the flowers pre-planting.

It was nice that I didn't have to buy all of the flower boxes and hanging pots this time around.  It was fairly quick to set up too.  I had the brackets ready to go from the prior year and all I had to do what to put them on the railing where I wanted them.  The flowers are beautiful now but they are going to be even more spectacularly beautiful when they grow in!  Here are some close ups.

Those purple flowers right above are so tiny, you wouldn't believe it from the picture.

From all of these:

To these:

I can't get one picture that shows the whole terrace.  I wish I could but since I can't, you get various views.

Just wait until the flowers grow more.  I'll have to take more pics then. 

Thanks for stopping by and Stay tuned for more creativity!


  1. Hi Ilana, Your Facebook page is beautiful and even better now that you have created a very colorful terrace. I hope you have many stressless hours of relaxation on your terrace. Love, Aunt Bette

  2. Geez, Ilana. You're seriously talented. Gorgeous photos and you seriously do an amazing job creating art out of every space you live in!

  3. Thanks Andrew! We can't all be talented writers like you! So, at least I have something to fall back on ;)