The other thing I did over the weekend...
Old dog-chewed table, piles of empty pots, dirt, old doormat just thrown on the ground (not visible in picture), garden tools left out.
"After:" *work in progress
(No, the chairs don't match. Yes, the black wicker chair is the twin to the one that's now in the bedroom. Just go with it).
The other corner, cleaned up, bunch of matching pots = beginning of a container garden. Little Indian cowbell hung next to the door where I can whack it every time I go through. :)
And the ceiling's painted blue; but it's been that way for a couple of years. I heart it. :)
<-- that blue hanging pot I painted to make it look like ceramic. It does...when it's not covered with dust. Whoops. It's also been empty since the day I hung it up there FOUR YEARS AGO. Double whoops.
Persian Shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus) - one of my very favorite annual tropicals. This little guy was five bucks. I'm gonna put more in the blue strawberry jar behind it (I painted that!), with some yellow and maybe some bright red, too.
To be continued...