Winter Porch Decorating

So we’re at that “in between” time of year for decorating. All the beautiful Christmas decorations are taken down and put away. Although for full disclosure, I did take down the Christmas chalkboard and the small tree in the entryway just last week!

But now everything is looking a little drab.

The mantel has a hodge podge of decor items on it because I can’t remember what was there before Christmas.

The porch is completely bare. I actually put an autumn wreath on my front door the other day because it looked so empty.

And do you want to see a visual representation of the word “irony”?

Well, here it is…..

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That is just too sad. So, I went to the local gardening center and picked up the only things they said would survive under a covered porch during the Oklahoma winter…..cabbage, dusty miller, and ivy.

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Much better, don’t you think?

I also sprayed my new plants with Deer Off. We’ll see how that goes.

I’m hoping to not have another incident like the one we had at Halloween this year…..

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Apparently deer like Jack-o-lanterns.

I bet cabbage is on the menu, too.


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  1. Poor kids! What a shock to wake up and see the pumpkin face you carved gone! I still have dead Asparagus fern in some of my pots outside. Can’t wait until Spring!

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