With it being Autumn here in Australia at the moment it’s time for hubby and me to get our garden in order. That means a big clean down of the front and back porch and planting our winter veggies and also the potted colour for us to enjoy throughout the cold months! There is just something so beautiful during the cooler months to take a wander through our garden and see it in bloom. Sharing our little Vintage Garden Tour along with my blogging pals who are also sharing their homes and gardens.
Vintage Farmhouse Garden Tour
With our house being blue it’s quite a dark backdrop and unfortunately, the front porch doesn’t get lots of sun on it through the Winter months. So we decided to give most of the bushes around the front porch a big haircut to let the light in. Boy, was that a giant job and it left a big mess. So it took us a couple of weekends to make that happen but it was well worth it. It has made a huge difference.
Everything was taken off the front porch and given a good clean to remove all of the dirt since we cleaned it all through Summer. It doesn’t take long for it all to come back that’s for sure.
I am on a BIG decluttering mission! So the beauty with starting with a blank space is that you only put back what you want and can either store or sell the goodies that you don’t use or in some cases throw it away if its damaged and weathered.
There are certain things that I will never get rid of. Like these apple boxes that once were my Granny’s from her apple orchids down in Stanley in Victoria. Because our front porch is only small they are perfect for a little table for us to use and enjoy the morning sun and enjoy our little garden.
I wanted to keep the colours very neutral this time around and have gone with White, black, green and wood.
All of the pot plants got some new soil and some seedlings. I try to use things like snapdragons, pansies and violas as they seem to tolerate the colder temperatures and last the whole winter.
Camellias are in full bloom at the moment and are doing so well this year. We are trying to train the line of camellia trees to be a hedge at the front of our house. This one is the biggest of the 3 and they go down in size so after this has finished with its beautiful hair blooms it will get a nice haircut to be in line with the other 2.
We were so lucky over the weekend to see the other big camellia tree in front of our carport burst with blooms.
With using things that I already had I just added back to the potting table keeping things simple.
This chair has now become the most favourite spot for our cat Lilly to now sit and warm up in the sun. I tried to get a happy snap of her but she must have thought that she was getting in trouble and scurried away! But I have a feeling now that we have had a little spruce up, she will be in competition with myself and hubby to sit on the chairs and enjoy the sun!
We are looking forward to the seedlings growing and blooming. Our sweet peas have started to already pop their little heads out from the soil. That will be for a later post when it all becomes a little more established.
Hope you have enjoyed our little tour and be sure to check out below what my blogging pals have been up to.