Sitting on the front or back porch in the summertime can be one of the most relaxing ways to pass the time. Whether you do it with your morning coffee, a good book or with a friend, your porch space should be comfortable and make you happy. Here are five porches to inspire yours this summer.
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Welcome to May! This month offers so much as a transition from spring to summer here in Maine: warm weather, the occasional rain shower, trees and flowers beginning to bloom, and National Barbecue Month – a delicious thing to celebrate. Here are five essentials that will keep your barbecues well stocked, organized and enjoyable for you and your guests.
An outdoor dining table is a great place to gather around and enjoy food cooked on the grill. Our Teak Dining Table is perfect for withstanding seasonal weather and is made to fit a table umbrella for adding shade on the sunnier days.
When it’s time to eat, forego the paper plates and opt for these Melamine Dinner Plates instead. Their durability and style are unmatched, giving you dinnerware that can be brought outdoors and a stylish accent for your outdoor barbecue.
Keep paper towels near by for clean up without worrying about a strong gust of wind carrying them away with a Wrought Iron Paper Towel Holder. The variety of designs fit your party theme or style preferences.
You’ve got the food prep down packed, leaving plenty of opportunity to get all your beverage choices up to snuff.
With these elements in place, other additions like decorations and furnishings can be instituted to create the best space for your barbecues in May and the duration of summer.
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Since April showers bring May flowers, we are prepared for our gardens to burst forth with life in the next few weeks, and to celebrate that, here are some of our dream garden must-haves that go beyond flowers and vegetables.
A Multi-Pergola Walkway
The illusion that this garden goes on forever is one we can subscribe to.
A Water Feature (preferably a pond, ideally with a waterfall)
Being from Maine, we love the sound of ocean waves crashing on the shore and the
babbling of woodland brooks, so a water feature with a waterfall would be most appropriate.
Not to mention it would offer additional gardening potential for water-loving plants and flowers.
A Shed for Storage
Because gardening supplies deserve their own space, especially in a dream garden.
And, a cozy storage shed gives any garden a timeless storybook feel.
A Dining Space
For tea parties, morning coffee and afternoon garden soirees,
we would use teak furniture to create our garden dining room.
A Place to Sit and Rest
This lavender bench has so much character, and gives a pop of color
to a space with lots of greenery. But we also like the soft look of the
arch arbor-bench combo, which flawlessly blends in with surrounding
plant life (add an outdoor accent pillow for more comfort)!
Raised Beds (DIY beds are the best, but this stone one is exceptional)
Raised beds offer more opportunity for walkways and paths,
and provide beautiful architectural value in addition to functionality.
What is in your dream garden?
Share your must-haves in a comment below or on Facebook. Happy gardening!