Saturday, June 21, 2008

Cielo's Garden Party and Our Flirting Bench!

Cielo from "A House in the Roses" has invited us to share our gardens. If you click on her blog name, it will take you to her link. From there you can tour gardens all over the world.

Since we've been working on restoring the original clap board siding on our old home, I have created my own garden right on "A Romantic Porch". Summer just isn't Summer without flowers. I hope you enjoy seeing how I've created my own place of nature without flower beds this year.
Every romantic porch needs a "flirting bench". Two sweet little nieces found a bench in a National Park, and called it a "flirting bench", so an idea was born in my mind that we needed one here at "A Romantic Porch". There it is draped in its' soft whiteness.

Vining Geranium and Hydrangea, are a beautiful combination.
The shelf serves as a great window box under the faux window.
A touch of fresh cheery yellow goes a long way in boosting the spirit. Thank you for visiting my garden.

Have a wonderful Summer.

Thank you Cielo, for this beautiful tour of gardens around the world.
Love, Rachel


Tara said...


what lovely bloomson your porch! Summer has certainly arrived here! I, too, am participating, hope you can hop over!

Karla said...

Awww... it's a flirting bench? Yeah, I b'lieve we need to carry out the new "tradition" in our "garden", too! After all, the "original" flirting bench is 3 or 4 hours away.

Your "garden" looks great!

Tracie said...

Hi Rachel,
Just beautiful. I love the flirting bench in such calm surroundings. May I come visit a while and we can talk and have some tea? Then you can come over to my cottage for lunch.

The blooms are beautiful - have a sweet weekend.

Sugarplum Cottage said...

I love screen doors what a clever idea. I make potting benches out of them. Your garden is lovely. Thanks for the tour. Hugs, RoseMarie

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous Rachel! I love your flirting bench :) What a cute idea!


Couture de Papier said...

so cottage!

TattingChic said...

What a lovely rosegarden on your porch. So pretty!
I have a rosegarden of a different kind just posted on my blog, come and see!

Beverly said...

I love vining geranium. Thanks for sharing your lovely spot with us.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

A flirting delightful. Love that. ~ Lynn

Brenda Kula said...

You have such a beautiful porch. I've said that many times, and in many ways. But it still makes me smile inside!

Judy said...

I love the flirting bench and the lovely flowers.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Completely cute! You are so creative!

M ^..^

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Rachel, just love the pictures.
Thanks for sharing.
Love, Ann

Alison Gibbs said...

That looks so pretty Rachel

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Your porch truly is romantic.


Alaura said...

oh what beautiful sitting porch. You did a great job.Looks very welcoming. I love the flowers.


Shellmo said...

Love your porch - so inviting and beautiful!

Barb said...

I Just love your porch and a flirting bench-oh my!
Thank you so much for sharing. I enjoyed it very much.

Linda said...

Beautiful :)


MARIA said...

Very, very Beautiful!!!
Greetings from Poland!

KEITH said...


CIELO said...

I'm in paradise! Thank you for participating in our party and for sharing your cozy and beautiful sanctuary with all of us.... What a delightful occasion that was!

Blessings to you and yours.

All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so (Joseph Joubert)


FancyHorse said...

Thank you for showing us your porch. It is very sweet and romantic!


Shanda said...

I love your "flirting bench". I created a little romantic spot on my porch also. Loved your blog and the visiting,

Sentimental Roses said...

How romantic a flirting bench on your porch! Just lovely, thank you for sharing! Susan in Nova Scotia, Can.